Monday, August 11, 2014

Toddler Devotions...

Andrew and I want to consistently share scripture with our daughter.  There are a lot of ways to do this and I am sure it will change over the years.  We have tried some different things… 
and here is what is working for us right now... 
*First, I get up and do my quiet time.  Right now I am reading through Acts and doing the devotion Streams in the Desert
After I study, I journal and pray.  I have found it really helps when I am in the Word… then share with the little :)
*When BD gets up, I get her breakfast and set her up in the high chair.  Then I get out The Jesus Storybook Bible, The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers and Baby's First Book of Prayers.
*I start with the storybook  The Jesus Storybook Bible.  This Bible is awesome because it clearly connect every story to our need for a savior, every story to the Gospel.  We read one story out of here.  I used to try to do these at night… but the stories are long and I just could not keep BD's attention.  The morning move work (BD must be a morning person like here mama :)).
*Then we read The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers.  Each day has a devotion.  We actually checked this one out from the library… so we will actually have to purchase it soon to keep reading it.  They won't let me renew it for the next year :(
*Then we read a couple of prayers out of Baby's First Book of Prayers.  These have cute little rhyming prayers that BD loves.  Andrew and I makes sure she hears us praying too, but these are great for her!
*Then at night, we try to and the day with a Bible story out of The Beginner's Bible.  These are much shorter and she does better with them at night.  Sometimes they are so short though, that we have to add some important details back in.
*Then we pray and go to bed!


What are your quiet time and devotions that you do with your little ones?

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10 comments:

  1. These are great resources! I feel like my husband gets all the "bible time" since he does bath, goodnight routine, and prayer time. I never thought of doing something early in the morning. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. We love doing it in the morning… she is awake and aware. Plus I can tell she really looks forward to it every morning now!

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  2. Oh! I am so excited to look into those devotional books. I have the Beginner's Bible and we read stories from there, but I have been wanting to do more! We always pray with our little one and my heart melts a little every time she says "Amen." Thanks for the ideas of books to look into! And on a side note, Acts is one of my favorite books of the Bible.

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    1. I have been really moved by Acts this month… loving it!
      And if I were to pick only one of these books it would be the Jesus Storybook Bible. So good!
      Love that your little says Amen!

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  3. This is awesome! I need to set more time aside to do this

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    1. Thanks… it is totally worth it! Our little loves it!

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  4. Thanks so much! These are great! We use The Storybook Bible with our two year old, but the others look great too! Always nice to find toddler-friendly resources! :)

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    1. You are welcome! :) I agree… our little loves these!

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  5. What a great way to introduce Jesus to your child at such a young age. The Beginner's Bible is a wonderful book. Pinned to our Tuesday Talk board...thanks for sharing with us this week.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Michelle!!! :)

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