April 27, 2010

Well, There's A Thought

Now that my boys are doing well with their reading, I want them to develop a habit of having their time alone with the Lord in His word each day.  We have just finished a study on the book of Proverbs so I told them that each day I want them to read the Proverb that corresponds with the date.  On the first they read Proverbs 1 and on the second Proverbs 2 and so on.

I instructed them to read it each morning before they get out of bed, each day at lunch and each night before they turned out their light.  This serves many purposes.  One, they truly make the word a part of their whole day instead of something to check off their to do list.  Two, they get lots of reading practice.  Three, they, hopefully, will absorb more by reading it three times instead of one.  Once it becomes a good habit, they will know which part of the day was best for them.

I was delighted the other morning to hear Aedan and Nathaniel sitting in their rooms, tucked under their blankets taking turns reading verses aloud.  When I peeked in the door, Samuel was laying in bed listening intently, too.  What more could any mother ask for?

At dinner on his birthday date, we asked Aedan what he thought of the boys' Bible study?  How was it working out for him and was he enjoying it?  An emphatic, "Yes!" was his reply.  "Why?" I asked.  He shrugged his shoulders as he said, "Well, it is the word of God and reading the word of God will make you wise."

"My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine."  Proverbs  23:15



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9 comments :

  1. Reading it will make us wiser than we could ever imagine!

    I wanted to thank you for being a part of my first year of blogging! What a wonderful year it has been. I'm throwing a little party and as an honored guest, I would love for you to stop by and share a highlight of your year with all of us.

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    Cactus Happy,
    Sara

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  2. Alleluia!

    Those little ones are so wise. So often we need to learn from THEM.

    Thank you for sharing this story!

    `Rachel

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  3. Wonderful post! Great idea!
    Everyone can benefit from reading GOd's word 3x's a day :) Blessings to you! ~Amy

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  4. Beautiful! I love it!!
    Hugs, andrea

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  5. That's wonderful! I love the idea.

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  6. Kat,

    How wonderful that your boys are finding such love and wisdom from the pages of God's word.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  7. That is so awesome! I look froward to the days when my daughter can read the bible by herself.

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  8. Good morning, Kat~

    How wonderful that you and Allen have instilled in them not only a love of reading, but a love for the Lord as well.

    I absolutely LOVE this picture of your boys. PRECIOUS!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  9. Good morning, Kat~

    How wonderful that you and Allen have instilled in them not only a love of reading, but a love for the Lord as well.

    I absolutely LOVE this picture of your boys. PRECIOUS!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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