Tuesday, September 13, 2011

God Overflowing Part I

4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
 8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
 9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Is it sometimes hard to study and learn from God's word?  Yes, there are passages in the Bible that confuse even the highest educated of men and women, and yet God expects us to know the Bible well enough to teach it diligently to our children and be able to bring up God's profound teachings in our every day life.

We need to be so familiar with God's Word that when we're sitting with our families eating dinner we can relate the conversation to a scripture we know. When we're out and about with our children we need to be able to point out Christian character in action.

We need to be putting our children to bed with God's word's being spoken to their hearts and beginning their days with his Words as well.

It begins however with us, if we aren't spending time in God's word chances our our children won't see it overflowing from our hearts.  (there is a finger pointed right at myself as well *ouch*)

Pregnancy, nursing, sickness, mothering: there are so many things that can get in the way of our quiet time with God, and some days even a 2 minute devotional might be all that can realistically happen, that's okay do it anyway!

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Have a Blessed Day!