Fireworks cracked outside his window as I laid him in his crib last night. And I told him a truth from my time in the Word that morning, “Beckett, nothing will ever separate you from the love of Christ.” It was a truth far too deep for his 23-month old self to understand.
Several days ago, while changing a stinky diaper, I told him truth from my study of Romans–God did what the law could not do, Beckett! He set us free forever. God has been prompting me to share truths and speak God’s word to Beckett rather than just over him in my private prayer time. I don’t presume that Beckett can possibly understand what I am saying to him–he still doesn’t understand when I try to explain the raisins are gone.
But, what I am learning from these quick times of speaking to Beckett is:
1) God’s Word does not return void.
“so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
2) We let ourselves believe that teaching the Word to our children too difficult & complicated.
If the enemy cannot stop us, he will discourage & distract us. We are mommas on a mission to teach the word to our children, and he knows we aren’t going to stop. But, he wants us to believe complicated plans, stories with crafts, and a degree from Bible college are necessary to properly teach the Word to our children.
Listen to the words of Deuteronomy 11,
“You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.” (verses 18-19)
Can I encourage you to just start speaking the truth of God’s word to your children whether you think they can understand or not? Keep reading The Jesus Storybook Bible to your people and have fun with some Bible crafts from Pinterest, but don’t make it so complicated, just speak the Word and let God do the rest.