“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”Proverbs 22:6
You don’t have to have a Bible college or seminary degree before you start talking to your kids about God. It’s also okay if you are new to the Christian faith. Share what you know. Keep it simple and don’t stress. Talk about what you know about God and His love. No matter where you are on your own spiritual journey, you have something to share with your kids.
You should also be a disciple – a learner – in your own life. Spend time with God daily and study His word. When your kids see you are passionate about God and His word, it will be one of the biggest catalysts for Godly conversations with your kids. As you learn, you can share your discoveries with your kids in terms that they can understand. Don’t be afraid to show that you are still learning about God and the Bible because kids need to understand that learning is a life-long process. Your excitement about a fresh lesson from the Lord will kindle a great passion in your kids. Share and learn together.
Special thanks to Pastor Tony Harrison of Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Our series of blogs on talking to children about God is based on his sermon series, “How To Talk To Kids About God.”