One of the easiest things we can do as parents to instill faith in our kids is to help them memorize Scripture.
Romans 10:17 tells us that hearing the Word of God is a way that the Holy Spirit can work in our children and grow their faith!
The Psalmist wrote that hiding God’s Word in his heart helped him not to sin against God (Psalm 119:111).
God tells us in Isaiah that His Word will not return empty or void but it will accomplish what God has purposed for it to do (Isaiah 55:11)!
As a mom, I want to do all I can to help my kids hide God’s Word in their hearts, to know Him and love Him and follow Him with their whole hearts.
We have incorporated Scripture memory during our bedtime routine and in our family devotional time, but most verses, my kids have learned through music or through the Awana program at our church, where they memorize a new verse each week.
Even if we weren’t a part of an Awana Club, though, we’d still be memorizing verses. In fact, with our Awana season over until fall, this is the perfect time to memorize Scripture together as a family.
In the past, we’ve memorized the Romans Road, ABC verses, character-based verses, and longer passages like a whole Psalm. This summer, though, we’ve decided to focus on the character of God and how He works.
Find out which verses we’re memorizing this summer and why over at For the Family:
Scripture Memory for Kids: 10 Verses on the Character and Activity of God
Resources for You
Scripture Music for Kids: Learning God’s Word through Song
When You Don’t Love the Bible: Developing a Desire for the Word of God
There are several verses that speak to God’s kindness to us today and in the future.
I’d add, Ephesians 2:7, “so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus”
Love the ones you chose also! I may add these to my summer memorization. Thanks, Eriika!
What is a good Bible translation for young kids to memorize???