Father’s day is just around the corner and I know you want to make it special. One of the best things you can do to encourage your spouse is to share a quick 5 minute father’s day devotional.
5 minute Father’s Day devotional
To make this really easy to follow, I’ve broken the devotional down into 3 steps.
1. Read the scripture:
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 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. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
2. Read these thoughts
My husband and I have very different upbringings. I grew up in a Christian home with parents who loved the Lord and served him in every aspect of their lives.
My husband didn’t grow up in a Christian home. He was saved through a Christian ministry that ran out of his school. So, he learned about God and Christianity from this organization.
When we got married and started having kids, I worried we weren’t doing enough to teach our children about God.
In my home growing up, we would go to church 2-3 times a week and had daily family devotions. So compared to that, I felt like we were not “doing enough”.
My husband understood my concern and gave me incredible insight. He told me it wasn’t normal practice to read the Bible or pray in the home. Just doing those small things makes a huge impact on children’s lives.
Since that conversation, I have learned that teaching our kids about God doesn’t always happen in the same way. The Bible encourages us to teach our children about God in everything we do.
For me, this means taking every opportunity to talk to kids about my faith, and my testimony. We read the bible and pray together every night. We tell them about times The Lord has provided for us, or lead us. But we also try to answer questions they have about church and faith.
For example: One Sunday we were having communion and one kid asked about the bread and the wine, another time they asked about the cross on the church wall – Because we are at church, it was tempting to shush them and tell them you can talk about it later, but… instead I take these opportunities and tell them about these symbols and what they mean.
Take the opportunity to teach your kids about God- what he has done, what things mean, and how things work.
May The Lord encourage and guide you as you raise your kids.
3. Pray for the father of your kids
Dear Lord, thank you for (husband’s name). He is such an amazing dad. I’m so thankful you brought him into our life and the partner he is on this parenting journey. Continue to give him wisdom as he leads our family. Encourage him as he lives his life for you, and give him the wisdom to make decisions that will lead our children to you.
In the comments below, share the ways you teach your kids about God in the simple everyday moments.
The Bible is really practical. There are so many things we can learn through reading it.
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