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How To Keep Your Child Engaged In God's Word

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April 1, 2022 5:00 am

How To Keep Your Child Engaged In God's Word

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April 1, 2022 5:00 am

It’s Family Friday. Connie Albers and Chris Hughes talk about the challenges parents face when their kids are launched and how to keep them in God’s Word.

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It's one of America's most important, influential, respected voices on cultural and political issues and apologist Christian political advocate and author. Here is the founder and chairman of the America foundation, Dr. Chris, David everything right to keep it out again in God's word copy. We only show we try to encourage people to develop a biblical worldview.

You can't do that if you're not engaged in the word of God in his current is charged us to engage your children so you're gonna want all your friends and you know the show we are going to jump into in just a second before we start, I want to thank Mid-America Baptist theological seminary in the college Mid-America for allowing us to have a Christian perspective Studios right here in our beautiful campus in Memphis Tennessee great kitchen college where you can learn to develop a biblical worldview and you can send your kids here know that they're gonna be taught the word of God. No matter what class is greatly a class with us or play with you, understand God's word in the inerrancy of Scripture, and sufficiency of Scripture and how we as Christians go, God's work in every aspect of our lives is a great school seminary is wonderful as well. You can even take all your classes all online now so I urge you to check out Mid-America Baptist theological seminary in the college Mid-America one thing our primary sponsor. They show other citizens for America foundation.

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fridays will be there talking about family issues and how families can engage the culture. you don't want to miss this is on saturday, april 30 memphis tennessee is called the culture engagements i might go to citizens for america to learn more and register today regarding his family friday and we're taking a deeper topic today. sometimes we are were lighthearted or joke around about everything but the day without learn about god's word. how we can engage our children and in god's word and i know you recently attended a national conference so felt about that and what you learned about engaging our children god's work. he granted the mcallen yearly again. and today love our family friday night time together.

i went to the national religion fragmented and you are there economically, that all now when i'm peering down the road. it really burnt out of working with teens and college kids for 25 years into their conversation. there what they wish they could say to their parent or what a how their parents reacted when they would try to be open and on and/or the spiritual aspect that you all the right answer is everything every answer to any question involving spiritual matters with jean goff that started happening during the teen years making that transferring from head knowledge. heart college because many kids, no doubt, how do we help them have a relationship with god are job hunting trip none that i wish we could have our kids have that intimate personal relationship with the lord. we can't Work of the holy spirit, but we can dictate and encourage an action really disciple our children and what it means to have a genuine walk with the lord versus an inauthentic yeah i'm a christian that i go to church on sunday or i live in which is current. now let me coming In your churches will shut their nonessential communicator, chris, is that other churches about important story that the that that's very important. other industries were redeemed essential the church and now we can live with and we can live without them, and i believe that had a rippling in our children because everything was stripped away from them today when we talk.

kids engaged well don't get to be the fun part because at the national religious broadcasters conference i heard dr. arnie called tel it back to the bible in international radio and internet minister and ancient administrative that he is a pioneer in the field of research, which is why typically live because we can found outnumbered that i am lying know what the research behind it and i'm sure many of your listeners are staying.

we want to know what is actually happening. we can feel it happening in our home. we can feel it happening our country, but like across the whole spectrum that most professional doing is tracking trenton human behavior in developing program can actually help change negative behaviors with not well back to the bible and the director of research and development for the center for bible engagement to call it dedicated to the mission of the leading people into the dynamic relationship i found session for the critical and it got me thinking about questions that i get every day crack people are reaching out because parents are desperate there trying to figure out how we keep our kids engaged not in charge, or walk in their faith luck in your journey, something the doctor called research shed a light on which i think that i didn't know that with the number in it always been college kids are the ones that lock away from their faith because they're out of the house that being extended to all this information that they had never really been effective because the mom and dad were sheltering them. i stayed at with quotes around that 15 to 17-year-old anyone now that are starting to walk away from the church and why are the kids leaving the faith because they were able to go to church on sunday. i don't i don't believe that's the main cause i believe the main cause rested actually engaged in the bible we read all the great books and night by by all means i want people to read parenting beyond the rule that if that can be your solely for you. understanding what god has for your child is going to be woefully lacking, and that was something i found quite disturbing is that 70% of christian don't even read their bible not online and not in person date that critical we have learned is that okay kids are spending well over 9 to 10 hours a day on their device and are not reading the bible at their engaged in conversation in the world of ideals and ideas and theology exposed to a range of compact, they previously were only dabbling in water deeply immersed in, and i think that that is wrong. not all of it is wrong that if were not engaging with our kids and and pointing them through our example and through taking time together, not just do devotion but to implement certain practices are typical could easily become one of the priests.

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we work a lot with college kids on college campuses which are things right like you to walk away from their faith, and particularly in college a little water factors metal we can jump into that be done but having a dynamic relationship with jesus. what is it me. and sure over the years he had had to address this often, but the difference is why is i know about somebody because i got a google search different than truly knowing and having a relationship that's personal with some wine and mp4 submit okay with the jesus crucified one time ago how we can have its relationship with the mated is actually present will because god is active in living and he wants to commune with the different knowing about god, get all these things he performed all these miracles in scripture. he led all these people that they don't understand how he leave them and as apparent as somebody in ministry or leadership in the christian faith. we need to help tyrone family. we need to teach our children there.

what that different for you really get to know somebody. you spent time with them. you know their heart. you know their character. you know that their desires for your good. you know that they can be trunk did more than that in a christian realm. knowing jesus is that foundation that comes from putting your trust in him and the child to pray for sinners prayer is often said religious back in fear as indicative domination. there is childlike faith to grow and mature as your child grows mature them in their reasoning and their understanding and their experience with the lord grows and develops when they learned that how what i believed if the child my fee he manifested in my older years that we see that god is actively collided resident elisa does not happen just by knowing about from one involve time learning is specifically about this show is brought to you by generous jokes.

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family relationship and the test of time creating family telling his mother is another line. i understand your struggle 39 years i've been helping families just like relationship i'd like to invite ray sharing his strategies to help you navigate light and joy. one american 60,000 us troops landed on the island of okinawa this day first 1945 in the largest amphibious attack mounted by the americans in the pacific war. one of the bloodiest campaigns cost americans 12,000 dead and 36,000. japan's losses exceeded 100,000 kamikaze suicide text grew more intense, not reletting until the bombing of hiroshima after receiving japan's surrender in tokyo bay gen. douglas macarthur stated let us pray that peace be now restored to the world, god will preserve all transcripts of all american women won a david wesley work was talking about issues with today is your child engaging god's word and right before the break we were talking about a relationship with jesus is not in god is not just about the wing that god exist. that's not a relationship. a relationship is something personal in this really the difference between christianity and a lot of different religions around the world today is you know a lot of people that their god could be an idol or some in animate object. but jesus christ is his is living.

he is the living god is the one true god and and if you're a follower of jesus christ. if you are a christian, somebody who has admitted your sins to the lord and ask him to forgive your sins and repented, which means you change a what you're doing is like going on the road when you turn ago about the other direction promise to serve them. all of your life and the lord of your life and your what we call a christian and being a christian means we have a personal relationship with jesus. my son we were about 10 years ago. he was just a little fella. we were ice-skating rink and why of all places ice-skating water for the burst mode, but i was just amazed to see i don't know him ottoman that are 10 years old and i am to be sitting close were you assume that the boy did he was witnessing to, and he told the boys not about being having a religion is about having a personal relationship. you was a personal issue will we all have our spouse may be for mary. you know you have vicki and i have a personal relationship with me. that means that she is part of everything that i do.

she's on my mind all the time. i want to talk to her and share things in my life with her is not some distant thing and that's the way it needs to be with jesus. we should be so excited about your car.

you know you and i right now were involved in planning this big conference is coming up on april 30. the culture engagement summit, which i hope our listeners will attend in and blessings are happening everyday and when they happen. now i want to thank god you know for what he did. i want his guidance as we try to decide what speakers know the things that come with being a christian doesn't mean that god just some gdm you reach your former teaching our kids love technology, somebody just as favors for all the relationship is a friend. we want to talk to motown will be with them all the time prayer a lot people say prayerless but we gotta fall down on her knees and shirley is part of it comes out to be on my knees with god not try to find it every day to do that but yesterday connie, i was drama washington dc has been almost 11 hours car. i can't close my can your wendy's with i talk to god all day long, troubleshoot religious fury when you fear that i'm just saying he is part of what i am it.

it is a relationship where i want to share with him.

i want i want his advice.

i just want to talk to him years of got about barbecue or hotdogs order be it. and he wants to have that kind of relationship with us on the way we hear from him. connie is through reading the bible when you use to.

i think you said 70% of christians never even read the bible is just a shocking statistic. how can we hear from god.

yes a big part of what we do on the show connie as we want people to know what they believe and why they believe it. so if if christians is 70% and is probably higher than that. don't read the bible on a daily basis and some never read it and then they go to a church and george barlow use another researcher will like dr. cole you were talking about george barna says that less than 10% of pastors in america who profess to be evangelical pastors there were address a lot of the issues we cover our program you abortion, homosexuality, family is used, they never address, so if you don't read your bible, and he and jordan were also found statistics that even among christians. people who profess to be christians and people lucrative as to be faithful churchgoers only go one in three sunday so if you never read your bible, and even if your faithful you only go one in three sundays you said under the 90% of pastors who never address these issues how the world can you know what god want you to do or what you believe and why you believe it if you're not engaged in the bible every day. connie's parents. how do we do that at what age you know the ways may be to come up with no spot here, but you other ways to begin engaging young children involved they need to see us read the bible. how do we engage your kids in the bible all the aegis i mean when our children learn all i jesus said don't stop the little children from coming to me so we nursery rhyme that you thought able to guide you know i did. uncle mike had been. i talk to my children. i you to that. but if we want to play want our kids to know where to turn times are hard when trial basis and they're able to stand out and fail through life, one as an adult. that's what you want for your family and it start with that learning people when there is little to be long drawn out packages when there are pictures all they can be simple on note speaker for me, this i know that it asked in their heart going member. i think 11 first with me little tiny phrases that you build on like donkey yeah you you teach them in any case in something as a grill in the two or more that their brain to get ballot in their reading skills that okay will it i learned from a little child. how does it apply when middle school are my hormones are going crazy in my brain circuitry is developing well you know what i am feeling so down today or you in high school and make it deeply hurt by a friend or let down by someone in the church, even if they don't have the word of god in their heart when their little dairies that there is, in fact, there is a boy. what do they draw from that the positive means basing on special efs for media or that nitpicky statement of faith. the bethink you all in a crisp. if they don't we spend all our time reinforcing. i am strong. i am praying. i am competent, yes, all of the things that please mom and dad, grandma, grandpa come back to why your strong why your child rate where you got that horse terrain where that hope was that hope that i can get through the dance with somebody that i love or the financial setback would not getting the job by warning or my best friend turning on me and talking bad about me on special median embarrassing me. they have to have a red were to draw from.

they think that it and sometime parent day pouring their kids when they get in high school. they depend like okay why porting you. now you go to the continual product that it doesn't stop it bluntly, change and transfer back and do you have time for me to tell a quick story when you get a break you got a couple minutes. good okay so i was at a prayer breakfast at the morning and i heard an nfl player sharing his his road to the nfl and he is glad with with them is the most beautiful thing of god telling his perspective happened to be a pastor and assigned telling his perspective and listening to the kill. i write in my book came down the rules about family meeting and this nfl player said i the lord covered 35 and i trusted the lord. i needed obey the lord that it didn't mean we have mean that i could just get there about most of the work really really hard while as a believer somebody who want your children to follow the lord and they engage and not walk away from their faith. we want to teach them that word is true that there are certain things we can be doing certain good and we have to implement in our life there certain things are kids again have to pay note to say yes to an outflow transference were a reliance okay mom and dad been teaching that teaching and training.

like you, with your children now living with you, you still teaching and training them and reminding them who god is and what guy ron and how we need to walk in his ways and walking maggots worthy of the calling before you would we do that, that's like this beautiful relationship of what we started our conversation off with chris not is there is a relationship not had knowledge about we have to be constantly showing and pointing our kids back to see how god is working in your life. he had got it protected you or see how god is provided for you. that makes sense really does both were talking with connie hours today like we do every friday or today such an important topic because were talking about how to keep our kids engaged in god's word. that's a responsibility that we have as parents, we are children, as followers of jesus christ were children have a personal relationship with jesus and understanding of his work, sure you come to how we as a strong christian heritage, most americans don't know the truly important role in god and the bible is this. you indicated radio host and founder of the american foundation, dr. christine performing dave internation with crystal embark on a journey of discovering the hidden washington and rediscover much of america's christian heritage tour will include an up close and personal look at the knees and how it evolved over the century, learn about the government and the men who helped forge this new kind of republic when it acknowledge the creator from its very inception the truth about the creation of about the fate of the mounting father christian principles.

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visit our website today, a conservative baptist to learn how you and your church to join and support this exciting movement for susan goes with me on every friday, always talking about family issues and you really mean we talk about a lot of family things like cooking the food was a lot real-life issues of the older kids living with his or her parents living with a sort how technology has affected our family. but today such an important topic because were talking about how to get our children engaged in the word of god and it is a challenge in today's world, and it's so important that our children understand god's word to connie i was thinking as you talk the first segment, some of the things that they cannot with our kids really don't have the perfect mold of our kids are perfect kids but i think one of the things that we need to do as parents use your your children watch us all the time.

as you know, morning to see what we do and it's one thing for us to say that the bible, the prayers important, but it may never see us read the bible and pray is really that important to us and and i think now that you're staging anything of me. not every christian should have a daily, bible reading and prayer, but i think it's important for our kids to see us reading the bible like vicki you like to go to her office and really have a quiet time were nobody really caesar you know but but a few years ago, my kids, teenagers a while ago and how sometimes we don't engage as much with her teenagers. god just convicted me my be the same for everybody that i needed to know me and the kids know our travel and preach and speak around the world, but i needed them to see that i was doing what i said you other should do so i would make a point of get up as early as you connie good as you get up at 5 o'clock on the world out of guy would go you in the morning so you today so early, but utilizes the kitchen table and have a bubble there word they would know if they got up early, got go the bathroom go to school, they would see there really was reading my bible. do you think that's important for parents to model that just to see yeah absolutely any children to do what we ask that they do what we in fact no there there.

we expected them to live this life and if they don't bs modeling at the complex for them that hold double standard do as i say not as i do and and i say now we have to. we want them to follow the lord they have to fear my craft when i can pick 13 years. we started opening our home on to having one of our shows we opened our home and we had to fellowship and find that was one that shall awake, talk about food and what we love dick durbin cup light kids. i genuinely agree. the word of god. now i love lisa about it because my husband is an adopted match rate. he has his time with the lord in 50th in the opportunity of focus. i will be rather than on the back porch. sometimes i'm in my office. sometimes i'm in the living ramp, but the key is to the word that we now ibm alignment with how god because were special about life and you know what we spend time focused on where we are, our time going to eat.

it's going to seep out of reports to work reading god's word and world were focused on god that you be kind.

be kind and gentle dictation for reading that and that becomes part of that and not become how we seek to our children.

that's another part of the whole modeling so if you want to get dr. chris because when we start talking about this very easy for someone to think what you did it get it hundred thousand every day, or you had idealistic thing now. i am a mom of five with five kids seven years i have time for our lawn devotion transcript it with a verse like god and god help me, i hereby give you one day i find i am rapid i am your open kind of trouble and i would think i get that you can help me deal with all the day or deal with quite a bit going on. we tell our children that spending time in the word if we'd been porting the weekly engage if we can work if we commit to meeting one verse or one birth but that event click bible by your bedstand and then when you wake up in the mind before you grab your cell phone or in my ship by black make that an average of one verse, or just pouring you'll be amazed at the year one birth at 355 person that you just your time contemplating and if you talk about it because in deuteronomy god to talk to you children ages one by the way you As you lie down any to be part of our life. not one hour a week. i agree things are going about probably ferreting kids were sick of it, but reading your bible so poor. i encourage you as listeners. some people like right in the bowels, you are right all open line but something someone recommended to me a few years ago is and i know some people make matter for some people like king james only and i'm not against. i prefer the king james bible in our prejudging level but i've read other versions to you need to find the version is best for you and you're not going to hell if you don't read the king james bible read some other version but you do want your one it's accurate somebody recommended me a few years ago that person got a new bible every year. sometimes it's a different version that would be the reading bible like underwater preachers who have a preach about will preach out of want to study telephone open door to distribute it so much. i like that idea in the job.

sometimes i by no leclair preacher, my personal you mark my main go to bible all of israel, whether you know but it is not a hard copy of hardcover book for my reading bible like that were like the hardcover delegate textbook school you can store your intake more use and wear and tear and i like to keep up.

now i don't know if you know david burton. he's our success for the latest thing just outside of jacksonville.

you may know him, connie, but david burton keeps like little 6 inch rule and he calls it read in the newspaper every day. if you play postal facebook that kind of thing, but he is a bubble you want to get closer to ruler.

he has different colored pens and you'll make notes in the bible and underline using his ruler. so don't be afraid to coming make it a part of your review.

they live in rita get it, you will get back to parenting and how would your kids in the bible again amino have made many failures in my law, claiming to be the expert here, but i would encourage you parents you you probably little books and you have legal storybooks that you get for kids collectors as adult you know it it's all about saying no regattas with regard his book is great but we read a lot of other books in our devotion time and we don't spend some time reading the bible as much.

another booking that might be good about help us understand the topic is not a substitute and allow you feel better connie but another substitute pressure reading god's word may not written books on revelation and stuff like that but is not a substitution for digging and outward itself and reading god's word but with our kids. the other story books and fairytales like having all those later father matsumoto brett but i would encourage you to build into that daily routine where your reading to read stories from the bible must say stories you need to let your kids know these are true. this really happened i think is important because we have a generation today. i believe connie don't know because all preachers ONLY preaches feel-good stuff today.

we have a generation who doesn't know who jonah was. gideon was rochambeau are the judges of the bible. they don't know these great stories i think are important to the foundation because ones are true and the need and historically you can find the archaeologist of failed evidences that all these people existed the least of things.

read about the bible happen, but it shows us pattern of our god defending his people and great miracles in wonderful things happening.

and some people don't like to read the bible are cute.

we did your view of the homage of values. king james again again, soper will make everybody matters those that don't like changing sites to art understand those who do like like it's the only thing the world read and i think both are also somewhat but you the king james is not to work for my little children understand when my daughter was three years old yet.

she had memorized the first two chapters of jonah gazette story before she went to bed.

i don't know why that was stuck with.

she wanted to hear about jonah. every single night and she literally just because i read it to her she could read to her over and over again. the time she was three. she had memorized the first two chapters of jonah because if i missed the work she corrected bill about bible stories remain up for nothing that you want to have books with pictures with for that particular time with mike with all and every night was a storybook. i made a point you this story were reading from the bible, so she would see us your reading from god's word.

i cannot kids who story i think it's really important to teach your children the way they learn and to think we started this segment about knowing god be different. 20 knowing about versus having a relationship with, and play off of what you were just saying hi i live manipulative alpine tactile learner children until i reviewed felt to tell the story and for those children they can visually see the characters in the action than they could be action figures and barbie dolls i know simulators may not listen to barbie doll that you know whether that hero movie or lewis and clark or whatever it you actually train and teach your children biblical truth within because there are there. the print tag and if there is good and evil and have one of the things that we didn't really touch on his. we are now at a point in american culture where only 6416.5% of the people don't even believe that there's good and evil and when we think about our kids we have to realize that teaching the children spiritually ideology their teaching philosophy and i my main message corrected you parent, guided and do it in everything.

show your kids that god is in all things, even even writing nature because he created all the folks were talking about name and organization or individual life can be difficult for social media, graphics cards give us a call today at 704-4242 connect with the social crowd with viewpoints of voice condition after a set of financial problems. only one voice matters god's at the college of mid-america and mid-america seminary. we equip leaders to think for me biblical worldview online for on our memphis campus. check out the college of mid-america and mid-america baptist theological and be equipped to like the way this show is brought to you by generous Joe's coffee company with the Christian perspective, this is the answer that Christians and conservatives have been looking for a coffee company that gives back causes you care about. Order your copy today at shop generous Joe' and even subscribe to a subscription coffee plan and never forget you or causes you care about time creating a family. There is another line with 39 years I've been helping relationship.

I'd like to invite Ray sharing his strategies to help like enjoy the United States of America has a strong Christian heritage, most Americans don't know the truly important role in God and the Bible is indicated and founder of America foundation Dr. Chris performing Dave Internation with Crystal embark on a journey of discovering the hidden much of America's Christian heritage up close and personal look and how it evolved over the learn about the government and the men who helped forge this new kind of Republic and acknowledge the creator from its very inception the truth about the creation of about the fate of the mounting father Christian principles governing secure your spot to join this Connie outward talking today about your child in God's word when 70% of Americans don't read God's word. 90% of the entire word of God turning away from the record number to go to college and we were home. What can we do to ground them and engagement jobs were caught right before the break you were talked about the importance of teaching biblical truths and all things in life was always important in our family mediums, nonnegotiable coming of legalism. I had an event or something at the eat supper together family but we would try to purposely. Sometimes we keep that would have a strategy. 1.38 years. I will call you created a document normal report noted by these to be like me but I would make a counter document of topics that I wanted, I realized that limited time can we build high school to college and maybe adding cover everything I needed to cover so I made a list of topics that I look upon the work way to work into supper every night we were together so that others will hear the other to the know what it was teases biblical truths that you're talking about.

So we would bring up a topic you know and whatever might be with his finances. Or maybe you like a big movie right now the years about maybe there's something for the Batman movie is my son is in the super erosion or whatever brought a fun cruise and life and then we would work in the Bible and those conversations. What does the Bible say about the Bible today. They don't, your particular, my son, everything will fall yesterday just without his phone and is looking it up on the Bible all on the phone.

How did you talk to each biblical truth in Oak Ridge. You you I know you work things in with your kids.

Well now I think it's profoundly dead and he basically said hey realized that the time is short. Again, I am referring back that that that's why I wrote. Beyond the rule parent at when their kids for 15 years. All of a sudden they realized I had 72 more weeks or I have to more years.

I have one more year, and only good for so many things I needed to cover or needed to prepare an important to try to cram it all in two weeks or something strategy plan that's not going to try to persuade them know that we live in the we care about them really want to then be able to click and fiery darts that come their way by means of just living the life and felt you having that what we talk about this night at dinner and I want to make sure the next five weeks he can hit on the topic that we we work it in different weekly what God wants to do all our children make reading the Bible and assigned okay will get it on the chore chart or something to do no relationship to do not like you. Thank you Vicki site had a writer on my left that I can make sure that I can call her today that earlier. I want to talk to her. You know you you want to be with your children. The things that matter to us naturally want to spend time with and as apparent as we stifle our children if the natural flow of what's in our heart and what were trying to impart to them because we are imparting our values.

I say I believe and not fly. We see the world and in so many in society trying to marginalize pushes shot push aside silent parent shut down all the thing. If the parents are primary influence on their counseling.

If there silent, then our children are freaking they they're going they'll go after them to break down there thought, everything. We then filled in our children. Discipleship is key not in use, developing a strategy. One thing I didn't know you will get over this in 2014 my daughter was ready to go to school. Later that year so this is worse it was Talk with you before Facebook came in handy.

I got on Facebook and said hey to my parents friends Chicago this will be a book for you to write about toyed with writing but I'm not disciplined like you and more rhetorical book with you ever thought about this week and still is for me going is worthwhile. I don't Facebook about the water. Some things that you wish you would talk to kids before but launched and went away. And so I had a lot of people give me that that was part of that strategy. And then I found ways to engage them in God's word is something that resembles you how to change a tire change. All other things without finances, always different things. People gave me.

You think you would be great at writing a book on that because younger peers don't always know one and so I knew again the what time is limited, but I tried to find a way to bring God's word and that cannot go a little step further. Connie with what you're talking about the Bible. I believe the Bible memorization is extremely important and I don't think we do that with our kids today, you encourage them to memorize God's word because there are times when got me God's word is always fresh is always new is always reviewing and it can guide us. But there might be times, your wife, when when you don't have God's word available and more sure story with you. I don't know if you heard of a man named Bud Day Bud Day was a personal friend of mine. He died a few years ago, but day was a pilot in World War II and rewards of Vietnam.

He was captured in Vietnam and for those of you that are listing you might be your because he was famous with John McCain.

John McCain was a United States Sen., his father was an airborne John McCain ran for president in 2012, and Sen. McCain was roommates they they both got captured in Vietnam. They were prisoners of John McCain really if you read his life story almost died on thought this was a loving whereabouts.

Sen. McCain omitted occasions in and he told me flat out that he would've done it not been for the influence of but day was his roommate and blood was a Carl what they were captured in Vietnam and was a comes the commanding officer. Basically if there unit within that annoyed ultimately is what's called anyway back to my point. When those men were captured. Connie and some of them were not particularly religious men at a time in their life when they had nothing else they salt the desire to turn out turned back to God and we take the Bible for granted.

Like I said you many homes have you dinner 15 bottles laying around the house and we don't read those men wanted and long for God at the worst time of their life that they were beating, beaten and tortured and tormented and what they did as many of them had memorize may be your first year when they were a child and they put together on toilet tissue of these men rode out and he did in the cold light of the seams. The bricks of the concrete of the walk or whatever the wall basically created that what the hole by warming will really wasn't much because they that without some but they told me wish that he had memorize more verses because of the time when they needed so they all figured out a way to communicate and basically the toilet tissue created a prison Bible if you will that they share with each other and coming out of that is strictly here but what I'm dissing Russ to learn God's word and you want to help your kids brains develop because of memorizing something, but what better memorizing God's word the root there were shows on every aspect of life.

Finances on on wisdom and knowledge and understanding of marriage and relationship summary. Everything Connie we do in life just getting out of God's were we know that God addresses because he knew what we were going to and he provided it through the Bible for us to have it and I just think Scripture memorization for kids and even at a very young age. Like I shared earlier Allman at two years old was memorizing verses and we would find reward systems, you, you know, maybe some people must frown on that there a Christian Connie in Florida children's Bible missions organization has camps there still in operation today and when I was just a child and second third grade. The first Bible that I will ever get of my own. I memorized 50 Bible verses of the second grade of school in Ruston, Florida in was able to earn my first Bible by memorizing Bible verses. So I think Bible memorization is an important way for kids to get engaged in God's word and it's important that we continue to memorize Scripture.

I told you about the felt sorry that when my children were very young.

I had the ABC life I find of Bertha starting with a canal and an adverse that began with BIC kind or be and I went to the whole alphabet.

Obviously there's a couple letters to get a little tricky that then we would have a kid it would be a world where you share what we've learned or maybe just go through the out that reciting the first is that a black could be packages your kids growling change how you teach them.

His word I would make a copy work, meaning write his work is you think about the more you can engage the centers of the child, the more they hear that story of Jonah the morning. Note that the more they hear the story is how God healed a lander lad asked me when when they are writing is verses down when they hear the story when they see it illustrated in a movie format or in coloring the more you can engage the center more engrafted it becomes on their heart and got go straight to your point where when were L when were in taking dire circumstances will think is great and amazing grace, how great thou art will that we learned of the child craft because that's ID in our core, and God held engrafted word on our heart and go as ethically correct and another when it pray you teach your children to pray not just for the list as he got give me just like you to Jean about all you and give you getting any like to pray and to pray with our children to model what prayer looks like rain to get there at the family we run out of time of this was a child, Michelle. See you Monday morning. What you Christian perspective. Learn more about impacting the culture for Jesus. Visit citizens for America This is the Truth Network

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