Making God Real to Your Toddlers

How can you make God real to your toddlers? First, God must be real to you. He is always with you. Your heart should overflow with love for him. The next step is to talk about your God 24/7 as Deuteronomy 6:5-7 commands. You want to be so in love with God and his commands that this becomes the focal point of conversations with children. So, how does this connect with toddlers? In the crush of life it is possible to go hours if not days and not talk about God and how special he is. You do not faithfully represent reality if there are huge gaps of time when God is not talked about. (See passages like 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Colossians 3:16-17.)

It is too easy to forget that there is never even a millisecond when God is not actively caring for you. Indeed, your next breath and your child's next breath only happens if God makes it so. The wonder of God's involvement in your life needs to be a big deal to you, both in good times and hard times.

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