I had left my Bible and journal on the table that morning. I woke up a little late, and I didn’t have time to clean up before I needed to get breakfast ready for the boys.
One of my boys noticed my things on the table and started asking me questions. He asked me what I had been doing, what I had been studying, and what did I need that journal for.
That's when it dawned on me that even though I was working on being disciplined with my morning devotion time, my children had a rarely seen me studying my Bible.
In that moment, as I explained to my son why I used a pen and paper as I studied the Scriptures, I decided that I needed to be more transparent and authentic with my faith walk in front of my children.
Over the years, my boys and I have been through many hard times and trials. I have learned they often look to me to take their cues on how they should handle what’s going on.
I have also learned the importance of drawing closer to Christ during hard times and I realized that if I wanted my boys to learn that same lesson that I needed to set the example.
3 Ways I'm Showing My Children How to Grow Closer to Christ During Difficult Times
1. I often tell my children, anytime they have a problem or question, they need to turn to the Word of God for answers.
Making Bible reading and study a priority is something that is very important. It's a discipline that we all need to have. During trials, it's important to turn to scripture for guidance, comfort, and encouragement. During these hard seasons, I often would share with my boys what I was studying in my Bible time. I would share verses that encourage me because I knew that they would also encourage my children.