We're enjoying a winter break, here at Foundations Christian School in Horseheads, NY. It seems like this winter has been especially long and brutal, so it's been nice not to have to venture out on these snowy, or icy mornings.
However, it won't be long and school will be back in session. These breaks go by much too fast, so let's take advantage of the time we have with our kids to really spend some time together with them in the Bible.
At Foundations Christian School, Jesus always comes first. For our parents, we know what Jesus is a priority in your family as well. What are some of the ways you're honoring God during your time at home together during the break?
Just in case you're stuck on ideas, we'd like to offer you a few to get you brainstorming.
Praise & Worship Together
At Foundations Christian School, we know that praise and worship is one of the most important parts of our kids' education. We have a weekly chapel service, and we encourage the kids to praise God during the worship portion of our service. However, we want to encourage you to make praise and worship an important part of your time together as a family as well. Worshiping God shouldn't be something that happens when your kids come to school, or when they go to church. True praise and worship starts in the home. Your kids need to see you modeling how to do it, so they can adapt it for their own lives.
Family Devotion Time
Every family is busy during the week, but it's also important to make family devotion time a priority. If you're not sure how to start, you can begin by just asking God to lay a verse on your heart that you share with your kids over breakfast. Once you do, ask them to share a verse that God may have put on their hearts. Find out what that verse means to them, and talk about its significance together.
Praying Together Before Meals
If you're like many families, you might start out with the intention to pray together before you eat, and then somewhere along the way, you forget. Praying together before you eat is a wonderful way to honor God as a family. If you keep on forgetting to do it, designate one of your kids as being "in charge" of making sure it happens at every meal. Your child will love being "in charge" of family prayer time, and you're going to be less likely to forget to pray.
All of these things take some effort in order for them to happen. You might even feel awkward putting them into place, at first. However, it's perfectly fine to be honest with your kids and say, "It's important for us to honor God in our family, and although this might seem strange to us at first, we're going to do these things because God wants us to."
If you're interested in learning more about Foundations Christian School, we would love to talk with you! For more information, please contact us today.
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