TRAINING THROUGH IT ALL
Here is one more example to show how all this reading, singing and talking work together. We recently read a book that talked about saying “yes” to God. We referred to that idea of saying “yes” to God or even saying “no” to God. We talked about what happened to them in each scenario. Yesterday my daughter exclaimed, “I just said ‘yes’ to God and ‘no’ to Satan!” She then told me how she was tempted to do something wrong but didn’t. I hugged her and said, “Wow, you are really learning to know the difference between God’s voice and Satan’s. I pray you will always say yes to God.” Then we all stood around and sang (or shouted it’s a fine line) “Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord….”
All this talk about family unity and rituals is important because we (all parents) are God’s examples to our children, especially in these formative years. My six year old put it this way, “Sometimes I don’t know if it’s God telling me to do something or Satan so I ask you and I know God tells you how to lead me.” That’s huge!! What we live out as a family is forming our children’s belief system.