As your kids phase out of using the kids Bible, what do you have them use next and where do they go from there? I had this question come up in me, which is why I came up with a Daily Bible Reading Plan for Kids.
Be sure to grab your FREE Daily Bible Reading Plan for Kids below!
What Big Kids Bible Do You Get?
My kids were ready to move on and get a big kids Bible, but which Bible do we get?
I had a few things in mind that this new Bible needed to include, which were:
- easy reading English words
- color and pictures to break up all the text
- interesting pieces of info for interest and study
When we received the Bible, I wondered, “What now?!”
Am I to ask my kids to read this really big, overwhelming Bible?
How do I make sure they read it?
Really, what’s the intention here? What’s the purpose of them having a Bible now?
With these questions in mind, we asked ourselves what we thought our kids should gain from having their own Bible and reading it. And more than that, how do they cultivate a personal relationship with the Lord?
Why Do We Give Our Kids A Bible?
As parents, we give our kids a Bible to:
- gain a love for reading God’s Word
- get to know their heavenly Father
- create a discipline in spending time with God
- hear from God and recognize His voice
- experience God’s presence
- claim and declare the promises of God
- be inspired by the Holy Spirit and His gifts
We LOVE to study the Bible in our home making it fun for our kids, which is why I created these Bible studies for kids. But, we shouldn’t be using Bible studies as a way to replace the discipline of reading the Word personally.
What God wants to say to us individually and personally is a really BIG deal. There is no junior Holy Spirit. Our kids have the same Spirit residing in them, as in us, so the best thing we can do is to start training them to develop their relationship with the Lord.
Our Role In Discipling Our Children
We’re called to disciple our children and train them up in the ways of the Lord.
We have such a privilege and honor in modeling and teaching our children how to cultivate their relationship with the Holy Spirit. We’re modeling everything about this whether it’s intentional or not — from worship to prayer, reading the Word and interacting with the Holy Spirit — your children are learning what to do and perhaps, what not to do.
So here’s how we’ll be helping our children develop a love for the Word and cultivate their relationship with the Lord:
- Reading both the Old and New Testament, while keeping their tender hearts away from some of the scripture that is appropriate for older ages.
- Taking turns reading the Bible using the Daily Bible Reading Plan For Kids below. We’ll read either in the morning or before bed.
- Praying together using the prayer cards from this Bible study.
- Memorizing scripture
FREE Bible Reading Plan For Kids
How are you helping your children develop a personal relationship with the Lord? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.
Anchored in Christ,