Family Devotion Time. To some it comes natural, for others it is a struggle. I know when I stop and think about it, I find it intimidating to think that I am not only responsible for my own spiritual walk with God, but I am also responsible to be the spiritual leader in my house. That is not an easy role, but it also doesn’t have to be an intimidating chore either.
Teaching kids about faith and helping them grow closer to God has many different looks and feels. Sometimes it it setting a good example for them, by letting them see you and your relationship with God. Sometimes it is taking time to find spiritual truths in movies (see an example here from Finding Nemo) or making spiritual observations in your every day tasks, like gardening.
The easiest way to build a strong spiritual foundation is to take some time daily to spend as a family either reading the bible, doing a devotion, or praying together. If daily seems overwhelming, then start weekly, and gradually spend extra days every week together.
If you feel overwhelmed, or don’t know where to start, I have a suggestion. I recently released a 4-week curriculum series based on the movie Finding Dory. Each of those lessons contained a family devotion as well as a small group lesson, which also doubles as a family devotion.
I have taken the devotions and small group lessons and put them together into a e-book that you can download and help in your own family devotion time. (You can even print them!)
Through the 8 different family times, you will read passages and answer questions together as a family.
What Parents are saying about FamilyTalk: The Finding Story
It creates an atmosphere of open dialogue between the family and helps with communication. The interactions with the parents allows the kids to identify with not just Bible characters but their parents in a new way.
Erika, mother of 3
The 4 topics are:
- Finding Faith
- Finding Forgiveness
- Finding Favor
- Finding Friendship
I have spent a lot of time and prayer putting together a resource like this for you. I know it is short, but that doesn’t take away from the quality, or the fact it will help you have quality time with your family, and will bring you closer to God in the process.
Still not sure if this is for you? Why don’t you download Finding Faith for free. It is a full devotion pulled right from the e-book.
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So what do you think, is it worth $1.99 to continue your spiritual journey with your family? 8 different devotions, that’s only .25 each! A small investment that can have an eternal reward.