That thought crossed my mind this morning as our family was having Bible time…while butchering my son’s deer. Yes, our hands were messy. We either held a knife or were grinding meat for hamburger. As we worked towards the same goal, our mouths and minds were free to discuss what we learned in our quiet times this morning. It was an opportunity to discuss how our character of the week was going and to pray.
A clarification was made when my son asked, “Should I close my eyes while I pray?” “No,” I encouraged, “it is good for us to learn to pray amidst whatever we are doing.”
So please forgive me if I have given the impression that Bible time has to be a formal sit down time. Most of the time our Bible time is a time we all sit on the couch and talk, but there are exceptions. Because we are use to sharing with each other and discussing what we’re learning; it is easy for us to take this skill wherever we need it.
Bible time has been experienced in the car, the back yard, the beach, in the hotel, at friends, on a hike or wherever we happened to be.
Duet. 6:7 “Impress them (God’s commands) on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”