“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
Involve your children in ministry opportunities. Teach, train, and mentor by doing devotions on serving, giving, and what God’s view of money and possessions is.
A few ideas to bring the study of Scripture alive to your children is:
- Plan to serve at a soup kitchen
- Write letters to missionary kids
- Help an elderly neighbor
- Anonymously give to someone in need
Pray together as a family for giving opportunities, and watch how God turns self-absorbed, self- centered hearts to hearts who see the needs of others.