The hustle and bustle of a new school year is underway. For many your rhythm and routine have changed. As you are wading through or rushing past, take a moment today to think about how you will make time for God? When will faith formation happen?
In Deuteronomy 6:5-7, we are reminded to, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
Here are some ways to make time for God and faith formation in this new school year:
*Keep talking about faith. What did you hear in worship on Sunday? What did you hear?
*Pick up a Bible or children's Bible and read together daily.
*Use the time in the car, at a sports practice, or during a lazy Saturday morning at home or on vacation to wonder together about God.
*Adventure outside together looking for signs of God's love and creation.
*Find an outreach project you can participate in together, and help your child understand the connection between helping others and following Jesus.
*Pray together as a family.
*Write down some of the things your children say about faith or experiences you share.
What will you do? We have started a new year of classes, small groups and studies. Come join us this Sunday at 10am to discover opportunities to learn and grow in your faith for all ages.
Prayer for Today
Creator God, open our eyes and ears to the way you are teaching us throughout our week. In Christ's Name, Amen.