Friday, September 30, 2016

A Bible Reading Plan for Little Ones {Life Isn't About Me}


Why read the Bible to our little ones? Two and three year olds often wiggle and chatter so much we wonder if they are hearing a word we read! Can we really expect much to come of our efforts?

Lately my heart has been impressed with urgency. We just don't know how much time or opportunity we will have with our children. We don't know what a day may bring for them or for us. If I want to shape and influence their hearts for eternity, if I want to store up solid truths for them to draw from in life's trials, today is the day to do it. Today is the day of salvation {2 Corinthians 6:2}.

My goal as a God-fearing mother is to provide my children with a Gospel worldview. I want them to know who they are and why they are here. Our identity centers on God, who He is and what He says about us. This month's Bible reading plan is intended to give our children a sense of their purpose in life. They are never too young to begin laying this framework!

What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever! We're also called to consider others as more important than ourselves, to love and serve the people God places in our circle.

All humans struggle with assuming that the world revolves around them... but never is it so undisguised and on display as it is in the lives of small children. Am I right?? That's why it's all the more urgent to speak these all important words to them now, with regularity and consistency; love one another, consider others more significant than yourselves, whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God!

Let's be honest- so much of my own sin in motherhood comes from self centeredness! I yell at my kids because they aren't doing what I want when I want and it's a nuisance. I grumble and am discontented because I don't have enough "me" time. I wish they would just fall asleep quicker, stay asleep longer, and be a little quieter when they are up. The passages on this month's plan are poignant reminders for me too.

As usual, there are 20 passages {one for each weekday, for a month}. I've culled both Old and New Testament passages to give a broader introduction to Scripture as a whole. They vary in length and topic, and it's up to you to give context and discuss it with your kids.  I hope it is a blessing to you and your family!

You can access the plan here.




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I've created 13 topical, month long plans with passages from both the Old and New Testament. The passages are short {for short attention spans!}, and the PDF file can easily be printed off for you to check off boxes as you read.

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