How to teach your Kids to Love God

My biggest wish for all 3 of my kids is that they know and love God. My deepest desire is for them to have a relationship with Him. Therefore, I regularly ask myself, how do to teach your kids to love God?

In this post, I will share with you 5 things you can do to teach your kids to Love God.

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My Relationship with 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 about 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.

5. Ways to Teach Your Kids to Love God

1. 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 

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16 responses to “How to teach your Kids to Love God”

  1. Renee Benes Avatar
    Renee Benes

    Great points!

  2. Toni-Ann Hylton Mayembe Avatar
    Toni-Ann Hylton Mayembe

    I love this! My son attends a Christian Preschool and they have been a tremendous help with reading bible stories to him which make it so much easier for me to teach him to love God. I remember he surprised me one day and asked me where is Jesus and before I could answer he said in my heart. 🙂

    1. Anne Markey Avatar

      Awww!! That is so sweet! Kids have a natural leaning to believe in Jesus and catch on so fast and it’s so sweet to watch

  3. Donna Miller Avatar
    Donna Miller

    Sweet Post! You are already on the right track by praying over your babies and inviting the Lord to show you how to share Him with them! Praying right now for all 3 of your babies to know the Lord intimately!! Blessings … Donna XOXO

    1. Anne Markey Avatar

      Thanks for the encouragement

  4. Stephanie Avatar

    This is important to me too. I try and love and live by example for them!

  5. Heather Jordan Avatar
    Heather Jordan

    I pray this for my children too. I was very involved in the church growing up. Now that my kids are getting older I want that for them too.

    1. Anne Markey Avatar

      I am not going to lie, going to church on Sundays can be hard, but there are other things we can do at home to teach them God’s love

  6. Jenny Avatar

    These are great tips! We’re not a religious family by any means but I can see how this could help a family teach their Children to welcome God into their lives.

  7. Tayler Morrell Avatar

    I love these ideas! I love keeping pictures of Christ with little kids around my house. I tell my 3 year old son it’s him, his baby sister, and Jesus. He loves that.

  8. Arin Jura Avatar
    Arin Jura

    I love this!! in our house this is far and above my number one goal!!

  9. Jennifer Brock Avatar
    Jennifer Brock

    I love this. As a youth pastor my number 1 goal is to raise my own children to love God

  10. Anissa Watkins Avatar
    Anissa Watkins

    Very inspiring article and a great way to teach children how to be spiritual!

  11. Katie Grant Avatar
    Katie Grant

    This is the deepest desire of my heart and I spend a lot of time praying over this too!

    1. Anne Markey Avatar

      Has God revealed any answers. I wrote mine but always want to know if I am missing something

  12. Tammy Dunlap Avatar
    Tammy Dunlap

    Praise the Lord for good Christain mothers!!

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