Love Your Word


My sweetie pie Madeline (age 4) is learning to read. She is reading some great literature, let give you some examples, passages that include riveting sentences like:

The ram sat on the sand.

We ran in the shack.

The ant is mad at the man.

So yes I am joking we are in the beginning stage and I am proud of every sentence she reads! Even if the stories make me shake my head. What a joy it is to witness your child learn to read. However, I am even more excited for the day when my children learn to read from the Bible. The written word of God is something that will transform their lives but I know will take a lot of dedication to become a habit. Therefore, I want to commit to praying for my children, who don’t even read yet to form a passion for the written word.


I have been convicted recently about praying for things that I hope will happen in my children’s future. See I don’t want to get to the age where I would love to see my kids diving into the Word and look back at the years of prayers and preparation I missed out on by not actively and intentionally praying.

Psalm 119:11 says, “Your Word have I hid in my heart, that I may not sin against You.”

The Word of God is more then just words on a page it is: LIFE! It is the hope, security and foundation of our faith, it reveals who Jesus is: Our Savior.

Dear Lord, I earnestly pray you would work on the heart of my children, even now, that they would grow the desire and love for Your written Word. I pray that as I teach and train my kiddos, that I would also grow in my desire to be in the Word. I pray that I would find myself referring to my reading. I pray for growth and wisdom from being in your Word. And I pray that my life would reflect your Word. Thank you Lord for the gift of the Bible!

Join me as I work at praying for my children that they would LOVE the Word of God!


Published by RaisingRices

Raising Households that Serve the Lord! Our goal is that through family focused intentionality, legacy minded thinking, and being rooted in Christ, that we would lead our family to serve the LORD! Joshua 24:15

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