My biggest wish is for all 3 of my kids is to know and love God. My deepest desire is for them to have a relationship with Him. Therefore, I regularly ask myself, how do I teach my kids to love God?
I love God because I know Him. I know who He is and understands what He has done for me. Our kids will learn to love God the same way.
Since I don’t want to get this wrong, I spend a lot of time praying over how I can teach my kids the love of God. Thankfully, the Bible has plenty of wisdom to guide our parenting. Through studying the Bible and prayer, I’ve come up with 5 ways to teach your kids the love of God.
One caveat before we dive in; you can do all these things and be a great parent but your children may still choose to not love God. You cannot force your children to love God, but you can make it easier for them to know Him.
Ways to Teach Your Kids to Love God
Read the Bible to them.
The best way to learn about God is to read His word—the story of His love for us. The bible is full of wisdom given directly from God. In today’s world, we get lots of advice. But, the best place to turn to is God’s word.
“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:14-17 NKJV)
If we continually turn to God’s word with our kids, it will teach them how they too can use God’s word in their lives.
There are many other ways to teach your kids to love God. I have partnered up with Kira who blogs at Joy pursued and you can read the rest here