Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8 Truths About God That Every Child Should Learn


Not too long ago I listed to a sermon by Rick Warren via podcast. It was the first in a series called Raising Amazing Kids where he addressed the needs of our kids today. The first he shared about is their spiritual needs.

He said, “The most important task as a parent is to give a child a spiritual foundation. God created your child to know Him.” He said that there are 8 truths about God that every child should learn and they can all be found in The Lord’s Prayer.

I wanted to share them with you.

1. God wants an intimate relationship with me.

“Our Father”

2. God’s name deserves my honor.

“hallowed be Your name”

3. God’s purpose for my life is part of a larger plan.

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”

4. God can meet all my needs.

“give us today our daily bread”

5. God forgives me so I can forgive others.

“forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”

6. God will help me do what’s right.

“lead us not into temptation”

7. God will protect me from evil.

“deliver us from evil”

8. There’s more to life than here and now.

“for Yours in the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever”

What truths are you passing on to your children?

Blessings,

32 comments:

  1. Fantastic way to explain to a child how God should fit into their lives! I struggle with knowing I will have to teach my children how to have a relationship with their Father in an every increasingly complicated world. You simplified it and said it beautifully!

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    1. Thanks so much! I think every mom has that same struggle friend. The voices that our kids have speaking to them today are quite loud. We just have to be louder :)
      Blessings!

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  2. Wendy... first off... great meeting you!! Secondly... AMAZING!!! Your post was written amazingly!! You said it better than I have ever heard it!! Thank you. Blessings to you and yours! I will be reading this post to my little girl today.

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    1. So blessed to meet you too Carla! Thank you so much! Blessings to you and your sweet girl!

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  3. Beautiful. That is a wonderful simplification and rewording that I will be sharing with my own children. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much! Even we adults need to hear the simple yet profound words in that prayer in a new and fresh way. Blessings to you and your sweet kids!

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  4. amazing post :)
    I really love it!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! The kitty nails you shared on your blog are adorable!

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  5. I really like this post. Just saying hi from the GFC blog hop.

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Blessed to have you visit! First I LOVE your blog name! Too cute! Also I too wish someone would have shared all those breastfeeding tips with me. Great post!

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  6. Wonderful post! Beautiful way to tell them about the Lord!

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    1. Thanks so much Pamela! Blessed to meet you!

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  7. Found you at Christian Bloggers in BETTER BLOGGERS NETWORK!

    I am your newest follower and i didn't know if you wanted to do a blog swap? :)

    Let me know on my blog or you can email me!

    Thanks so much! Excited to get to know you better!

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    1. Hey there Beka! Super excited to connect with you here as well as BBN! What exactly is a blog swap? Really looking forward to getting to know you!

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  8. Oh Wendy, I love this! I actually copied and pasted it unto a word doc and printed to place it im my foster kiddos and my son's room. It's so perfect! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy! Makes me smile to know that you are sharing this with them!

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  9. Loved reading this! My mom sent me to private religious schools in high school year I thought I "hated" it but looking back on what I was taught I wouldn't have it any other way! I feel blessed to have gone to schools that put relationships with God as the priority in schooling! xo

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    1. I love that you look back on that time as a blessing! So many times we aren't able to see the blessings at the time but will see the fruit of it later. I keep that in mind with my boys. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  10. Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today!!

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting it! Such a blessing to connect with you!

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  11. Thank you for following my blog! I am so excited to follow your blog and read more!

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    1. So blessed to have connected with you! So loved what you shared in your My Story post on your blog! You babies are beautiful! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  12. This is perfect. Simply perfect. My boys were just baptized last week and I will print this off and put it in my Bible as a little reminder :)

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    1. Congrats on your boys being baptized! What a wonderful celebration heaven had that day with you all!

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  13. Great Truths! I just found you via your following my blog. You sound like a wonderful lady. Following you back. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! So blessed to have connected with you! LOVED the pics of your mom's flowers you shared on your blog! They are beautiful! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  14. Hi Wendy! I'm a fan of Rick Warren. He's really a great minister. This is a really great way to teach children in simple terms what their relationship with God is all about. My daughter recently memorized The Lord's Prayer and I think this will be a nice enhancement to what she's already learned.

    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    ~Rosann

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    1. Thanks so much Rosann! So blessed to have found your blog...what great encouragement you share there! It is so important for our children to learn & memorize scripture...how wonderful that your daughter has done that with The Lord's Prayer recently! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  15. Very sweet and so true.
    Jennifer
    http://www.practicallyperfectprincess.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Jen! LOVED the pictures you shared on your blog of your little princess! So darling!

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  16. Simple truths but to really grasp them as children, life changing.

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    1. Yes Alia...so simple. Even as adults we struggle with them. Maybe sharing them with our children early will make it less of a struggle for them. Blessings!

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