Family Discipleship (Deuteronomy 6:5–7):
June 23, 2019
When you wake: Each morning this week, spend time talking with your kids about God’s knowledge of their lives before they were even born. Read Jeremiah 1:4–5 together. Talk together about some of the events that God orchestrated long before they were ever born, that played a critical role in them being born. Help your kids see God’s handiwork in creating them for special purposes.
Before you sleep: Some time this week, perhaps as a bedtime story, share with your children how and why they received their names. Share about how their names embody your hope for their future. Share about any connections their names have to other important people or events in your lives. Talk about how God is the one who ultimately has given them a name and longs for their future to be a story of being a part of His family.
When you sit down: Sit down this week and share the story of how you got your first job, your second job and so on. Share with your children how God intends to use our careers and jobs to help us accomplish His purposes of reaching others for Christ. Seek to instill in them a perspective on their future work that enables them to understand that God will lead them to a career that enables them to use their gifts, talents and interests for His glory.
Along the way: This week, look for moments when you can point out ways that your family has been uniquely equipped to do something for someone that no other family could have done. Look for a way to serve, love and care for a neighbor or friend that no one else who didn’t have that relationship could do. Point out ways that your family is an outpost, a unique and special outpost, for the gospel in your neighborhood. Celebrate together how God has uniquely equipped your family.