As Christian parents, we want to be the main spiritual influence in our kids’ lives. We want to talk to them about Jesus on a daily basis so they can learn to rely on Him and have a strong faith. Moms play many important roles in the lives of their kids; As Christian moms, we also have the great privilege of showing our kids the love of Christ. How can we point them to Jesus in our interactions and conversations with them every day? Here are simple ways we can point them to Christ.
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deuteronomy 6:7)
I love you so much, and God loves you, too
This is something I learned from my very-wise mom, who often gets frustrated with complicated Sunday school curriculum. When they’re so little, she says, they just need to know two things: God made everything, and God loves them. What a relief, huh? Give your little ones a hug, and tell them, God loves you so much, do you know that? This little phrase, with a hug…so powerful!
Pray with and for your child (LEADING YOUR CHILD TO CHRIST)
There is no such thing as a wasted prayer. God hears all of our prayers and the prayers of our children. Your child’s prayers may start out being for seemingly small things-sick pets, nice weather for the park, and no bad dreams at night time, but by showing them that we can bring these little things before God because He cares for us, we show them that they can bring big things to God too!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Leading Your Child to Christ By Example
As hard as it is for us to comprehend, God loves our children even more than we do. He desires that they have a personal relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus. The most important introduction I’ve ever made is the one that led my children to Christ. Showing them Christ in my everyday life was essential to them making this decision.
Talk to your child about Jesus and faith
We talk to our kids every day, but are we talking to them about Jesus every day? You don’t need rehearsed words or the perfect quiet moment; you can tell them about Jesus anytime- while getting them dressed, while they are eating, while they are playing with their toys, or driving in the car; there are so many opportunities to bring Jesus into your conversation! Talk to them about how God made them, tell them about all the good things Jesus has done for the world, and most of all about His wonderful love!
Our days sometimes go by quickly, and we only have limited time with our kiddos at home. Let’s make sure to make the most of that time and point them to Jesus every day!