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Be intentional in creating activities that create spiritual memories

What We Remember – Part 3

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:3-7

Key Verse: 2 Timothy 1:5

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

As I was saying in yesterday’s devotional, I wasn’t a child that always enjoyed the spiritual routines my parents demanded for my young life; such activities as going to church three times as week.  My dad pastored small churches with little or no children’s programs.  I didn’t like sitting in services and didn’t get a lot out of them.  However, here is what I did get out of that discipline: God was of great value in our lives! God is worthy of weekly times of worship!  That lesson was burned into my memory!

My parents had my brothers and I kneel down in front of the couch each morning before school.  Mom would say prayers over us.  These prayers were tearful and passionate prayers that I will never forget!  Did I, as a child, appreciate this routine?  No, I certainly did not, but now I am so grateful for the value of daily talking to God that was given to me.  Did I use the same method with my children?  No, I used methods that made sense to our generation.  The point is, I knew I wanted routines operating in my home that would teach that God was not a “Sunday only” kind of deal!

This life journey we are on is creating memories.  The question is: What memories will impact our kids and their kids?  Be intentional in creating routines and activities that create spiritual memories that last a lifetime.

Father, give me a steadfast mind that will be faithful in creating a home environment that positively affects the eternity of my family!  In Jesus’ name, amen.