The last few weeks we’ve talked about turning what we are reading and learning from God’s Word into action, particularly with being intentional in passing down our faith to the next generation.
In Deuteronomy 6:5-7 we read:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your heart. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
In these verses God is talking about being intentional as parents as we pass our faith on to the next generation. The emphasis is on the parents……not the church, to influence the next generation for Christ. Today I’d like to share with you another tool that will help you fulfill your God-given assignment.
It’s called My Faith Box, and when I purchased one a few weeks ago I knew I needed to introduce you all to it…….and give one away as well! What I love about it is how simple yet informative it is. What is the My Faith Box? I’m so glad you asked! Basically it’s a box that you can decorate and place special keepsakes in, BUT the exciting part is what’s inside the box! Inside is the My Faith Book. What I LOVE about the My Faith Book is how as a parent you can record your child’s faith journey! From birth until age 18, you can record each year how you are praying for your child and create an intentional plan of passing down your faith to your child. Each year contains areas for you to record special memories, what they are learning about God, what they are praying for, favorite bible stories etc. As your child gets older, he/she can then start filling in each year. The book also contains areas for photos as well as areas for older children to personally write about their journey thus far with God. What I love is this book helps create a history of your child’s faith that they can turn back to in later years. The My Faith Book is a tool that can be used to help them remember the faithfulness of God as they flip through the pages and see how God has answered prayers that were written down years before.
Besides the My Faith Journey section, the book also includes a section for parents listing ideas on how to be intentional in passing down your faith to your child. Some of the topics include family night ideas as well as building a spiritual legacy among others. There is even a holiday section as well!
For more information on the My Faith Box go to: http://www.lakepointe.org/Build/MyFaithBox.aspx There you can even listen to a podcast from my dear friend, Lydia Randall, the creator of the My Faith Box.
To win a My Faith Box, please leave a comment below and you will be entered to win. The winner will be chosen next Tuesday, October 26th!
Don’t forget to be working on our GMG challenge, putting God’s Words into action! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!!!
This giveaway has now ended! Thanks to everyone who entered!
Until next week…
Love God Greatly,