Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Morning Devotions for the Family

Morning Devotions






Before the invention of television, video games, and radios, families had more time for religious duties. We often get caught up in doing good things. Yet, sometimes those good things are overindulged, instead of done in moderation.

One of the most important things we can do, with our famlies, is have a time of morning devotions. We can gather around the living room, or kitchen table. Everyone comes with a sense of awe and reverence - it is family devotion. The Bible is read by Dad. The Mother smiles warmly at her children. The little ones and teens sit quietly and listen closely. Then it is prayer time and the family is dismissed to the events of the day.

What a precious way to begin the morning.

Blessings
Mrs. White


Some quotes -


They are not merely to be taught out of some elementary book that they must love God, but you must show them God is loved. If they observe that no worship is paid to that God of whom they hear, the very best instruction will prove useless; but by means of Family Worship, these young plants will grow "like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither." - J.H. Merle D'Aubigne

Family Worship increases the spirit of reverence for God and His Word. Children copy their parents’ spirit and example. If parents begin the day by invoking God’s blessing, by consecrating the early hour to His service, they show their estimate of the value of worship. - Rev. M. Simpson

You must read the scriptures to your families, in a solemn manner, requiring their attendance on your reading, and their attention to it. - Matthew Henry


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The Above Quotes are credited to Pastorway.



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7 comments:

Mrs. Stam said...

so true, it's important to make a priority of reading the word of God to our families!

~ Denise ~ said...

What a great reminder! Thank you so much!

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Wendy said...

Mrs. White, you are so right! Years ago I thought I was "too busy" to do morning devotions with my children. For the last several years we have made them a priority and have read the entire Bible together. We also take a few minutes to read a story for fun all together. Now this is one of our favorite times of the day.

Wendy said...

Mrs. White, you are so right! Years ago I thought I was "too busy" to do morning devotions with my children. For the last several years we have made them a priority and have read the entire Bible together. We also take a few minutes to read a story for fun all together. Now this is one of our favorite times of the day.

Lady Rose said...

Mrs. White,

Yes, it's very important for the family to gather together for worship time in their homes. However, in our home, we usually do our family worship time in the evening after dinner, where my husband leads the worship time, of course.

Blessings,

-Lady Rose

Sandra said...

It's amazing how that time at the start of the day, sets the mood for the rest of the day. It is much needed!

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