I was at a parenting conference, and there was someone speaking that has one of those families who kids grew up all loving the Lord and loving their family. The dad said that they had the kids memorize scripture for behavior. We certainly are doing that in our character series. I have also done it so that they quote it while we’re talking about discipline issues. When we were really dealing with Abigail’s struggle to tell the truth, I can still hear her in a dramatic, animated voice, “The Lord DOES NOT like lying lips, but he DELIGHTS in man who is truthful.” Because we were working on this so intensely for a time, this verse became very ingrained in all of our minds. The speaker I mentioned before would ask for these scriptures in moments of discipline, and if the kids could quote the Bible to address their own behavior, he’d give them a quarter. We haven’t done that reward (not sure we will yet), but I think it’s very effective to get to the heart of why we are doing things – because God has the best plan laid out for us. My church is adopted a “family equipping” philosophy. They have supporting marriages and families as a focus in Christian development. They provided us with a “Faith at Home Recipe Card” that is perfect for this kind of instruction. I wanted to pass along this so that you would have access to scripture for certain behaviors. You can also get the “Great Kids” phone app for $3.99.
Day #126 Tip – Memorize Scripture for Behavior
May 5, 2012 by 2 Comments