Moses instructs the Israelites in Deuteronomy 6 to teach their children God’s word. Specifically, he tells them “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk to them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” (Deut. 6:7)
I would add to that…and when you eat breakfast.
At our house, school mornings are a tough time to have Bible time with the family. However, just as I insist that my children start the day with a nutritious breakfast, I want them to start the day with something nutritious for their souls as well.
Since we don’t all ride to school together anymore, our old way of reading the Bible on the way to school is out. After trying several different things, we have found that a morning video Bible devotional works great.
I make these myself, and each one is only about 5 minutes long. We watch one each morning as the kids are all finishing up breakfast. Since there are images to focus on, the kids can follow it even if they’re not fully awake. It has worked really well for us this school year, so I’m passing these along in case anyone else can use a little more Bible in their family’s life.
These are definitely not professional. I make them with my children in mind, so they are usually things I think they will find interesting or things that they just need. There’s a good dose of 1&2 Corinthians in there as we’re currently studying those books for Bible bowl in Lads to Leaders.
You can find them on the menu under Kid’s Bible Study or by clicking here.
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16