Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I was not raised in a Christian family. I was raised in a family that believed in God and went to church on special occasions but not much more than that. I've found this is something that I am leaning to others to teach me how to raise my children in a Christian home. Going to church on Sundays doesn't cut it in my mind; being a Christian is daily. So some of the things that we do is we pray at almost all meals; for sure every meal that we sit at the table for we pray before we eat. Our pray incorporates a memory verse as part of his BG club. He goes to BG club where he plays with other kids, sings songs, and does crafts all in the spirit of God. I sing Jacob a Christian song before bed every night; I love hearing him say "sing King". He knows that the cross is a representation of Jesus and if you ask him who's cross it is he tells you "Jesus cross". I tell him that there are no such things as monsters and that God is all around to protect him. He watches veggie tales and quite likes "the tomato". I was reading him bible stories before but all of my kids bibles didn't seem to really interest him so I had stopped for awhile. A few nights ago I brought it out again and decided that I wanted to read him the bible again. I started back at the very beginning and tonight was the second story; Adam and Eve. Jacob listened so intently and pointed out Adam, the apple, the snake, Eve. It lead into a much longer story than the book because he asked questions. So my prayer has been answered and I am raising Jacob in a Christian home; I just needed that reassurance that he was indeed "getting it". Thanks God!