How to Teach Your Children to Have Quiet Time
|By: Rebecca Livermore
Early one morning when my
children were young, I heard my daughter ask my son, "Is
Dad up?" My son replied, "Yes, but he's having quiet
time, so you'd better watch out!"
How do you respond when your kids get up before you have
a chance to finish your quiet time? You can view the
children waking up early as an interruption or an
Here are some ways to use these opportunities to teach
your children how to walk with God.
- Have a special "quiet
time corner" for the kids. This could include a table
and chairs, Bible coloring books, crayons and other art
supplies, Bible story books, tapes, puzzles, etc. They
can have their own quiet time while you finish yours.
- If your children are older, they can read the Bible or
a devotional book and then either draw a picture or
write something about what they read.
- Memorize scripture with them.
- Pray about concerns with them.
- Sing hymns or choruses together.
- Occasionally, share with them what you learned from
your quiet time. This can create a spirit of expectation
in your children—they will go to the Word expecting to
hear from God. Just don't demand that they "get
something" from every quiet time. This can create stress
and make quiet time mechanical.
Rebecca Livermore is a Christian speaker and writer from
Denver, Colorado. Her passion is helping people grow
spiritually. To read more of her articles on Christian
living, and to check out her always growing selection of
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