Don't forget to have your children memorize scripture as part of the day's lesson or everyday living.
A huge focus on Amy's schooling is her understanding of who God is, not just book smarts or socialization. Although, it all goes together! After all, the Bible is a book. Being able to explain your faith to anyone is being able to socialize with anyone.
We have math lessons. We have spelling lessons. We have history lessons. We have Bible lessons. And we have lessons on being kind, sharing, serving Mom and Dad, serving friends, serving God.
Learning about who God is, means reading The Word and trying to live our lives according to what it says.
When my girls are older, my prayer for them is that 'whatever their hands find to do, they will do it with all their might' (Ecclesiastes 9:10). And I hope they remember that doing things with all their might means leaning on God for His support and His love. Knowing the scriptures early on will set a foundation for remembering them when they are older and will really need to rely on them.
Here are 12 verses that Amy is in the process of memorizing.
- Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
The joy of the Lord is my strength.
Consider it pure joy when you encounter various trials.
1st John 4:8
God is love.
A friend loves at all times.
For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will grant you the desires of your heart.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
I wish I had her AbFab memory. I'm memorizing them right along with her!