A careful mom I ought to be,
A little girl follows me.
I dare not go astray,
For fear she'll go the self-same way.
I cannot once escape her eyes,
Whatever she sees me do, she tries.
Like me, she says, she's going to be,
The little girl who follows me.
She thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every word of mine.
The base in me she must not see,
That little girl who follows me.
I must remember as I go,
Thru summers' sun and winters' snow.
I am building for the years to be,
In the little girl who follows me.
Though my days are busy, one simple way I've found to get us both in the Word more throughout the day is by keeping the TV off during the day (and recording any show I don't want to miss) and turning on my computer or iPod so we can listen to my audio Bible. Though she probably doesn't understand what she's listening too, one day she will. For now, I rest in the promise that God’s Word does not return void. (Isaiah 55:11) Furthermore, I'd much rather her be listening to the Word than TV playing in the background. The nice thing, too, about listening to the Bible on my computer or iPod is we can pause it at anytime if we need to, and pick it right back up where we left off. For variety, sometimes we'll listen to Bible teachings by my favorite Bible teachers like Pastor Chuck Smith. iTunes has tons of wonderful podcasts, free to download, by many wonderful Calvary Chapel pastors. Like I said, my little one probably doesn't understand what she's listening to, but one day she will. So I'm glad we're getting into the habit now.
Question for you: What things do you do to help you and your children be in the word together?
Copyright © 2009 Brooke Espinoza.