In Train Up a Child…Train Up a Mom, we looked at starting with memorizing a verse a week. I shared that my family was beginning with Philippians 4:18, followed by Romans 12:2. The Bible is FULL of great verses to hold in our hearts, and I’ve included some below.
Choosing verses is exciting. Start hunting and gathering and saving and savoring them for future weeks. You’ll snatch one from Sunday’s sermon or your quiet time. Pray that God will give you a fitting verse for the day. Look to your child’s needs. Is she afraid? Is he angry? Is your child having trouble controlling his tongue? Perhaps she needs to remember that God is her strength. Maybe he needs to know how deeply loved he is. Some need encouragement to stand tall in the face of temptation. Another child may need to know that in her weakness He is strong. As a parent, you can examine your child’s needs and find a great match from God’s Word.
Psalm 90:17 (NKJV)
Philippians 4:4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Psalm 90:14; Psalm 5:3; Psalm 143:8
1 Peter 5:7
1 Thess. 5:16-18
1 John 1:9
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Happy hunting and gathering, dear moms. Hide these in your hearts for days, weeks, months, and your future to come.
About Ann Stewart
Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.
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