Something that I’m passionate about at my house is making sure no matter how crazy the day gets is that we take time to slow down and focus on God’s Word. One way of doing this is memorizing scripture together. The kids and I are currently working on Matthew 5, and Romans 6. Now we haven’t always tried memorizing big portions of scripture sometimes it has been just a single verse that speaks to me about what is going on in our house currently. For instance Memorizing Psalm 34:17 “In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me” during times when we fear man’s disapproval and correction over Gods.
There is really no easy way to help your kids memorize scripture. It takes endurance to follow through with it when you are tired of doing it and it seems like nobody is remembering anything, diligence to persevere when the day has just gone really bad and you are both physically and emotionally drained from it , and lots and lots of repetition.
As you memorize and meditate on Scripture with your children, you will be demonstrating your love for God, teaching them to be His friend, and to know His love. Most of all, Christ will reveal Himself to you and your children.
Scriptures to meditate on:
James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: