One of the things that my husband and I prayed to be able to instill in our child in his early years is to devote a regular time each day to read God’s word. It helps a great deal that our son loves reading so much. Learning to read at four and progressed to reading with comprehension when he was five allows for him to enjoy hours upon hours of reading as opposed to what kids nowadays are easily exposed to – gadgets.
What basically got this homeschooler to take interest in doing devotions at six years old is his love for reading. He loves going to bookstores, second hand ones or otherwise to pick a book every time we visit the mall. I can leave him reading his book for hours a day and he’s fine.
Don’t get me wrong. This little guy loves gadgets as well. Alone with any gadget, computer or television, he will, for sure, submerge in these zombifying tech stuff if left to himself. We do allow him these gadgets. But with an hour limitation. Oh! Did I mention that we sometimes forget time? And when we do, we pay dearly for it. He just gets out of sorts!
My son attends Sunday School. But it is hardly enough. God has summoned parents in Deuteronomy 11:19, “You shall teach them (the Scriptures) to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise.”
It was timely that the day we got him this devotional for kids, the topic was about Greatest Racer of all Time. He loves cars almost as much as he loves food! (This eating machine has got to take it easy on his food intake. Else he’d probably have to take the best diet pills when he reached his teenage years). Obviously, something he needs to learn to discipline himself of.
Each devotional page has a designated date and Bible verse for each day. It will take, at the most, two minutes for a child to read. A few more minutes whenever we discuss. SuperDevos 365 Devotions for Energized Kids by Grace D. Chong is distributed by OMF Literature, Inc.