His Encouragement #11-Teach Them Your Children

I’ve joined my blogging friends for a new facet of my blog, called His Encouragement, inspiring scriptures shared each Thursday. My hope and my prayer is that these scriptures each week will bless your heart and encourage your soul.


Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 KJV

Todays post is more of a challenge than simply an encouragement.

I’m sure you’ve heard the question, “what are you teaching your children?” But that’s not what I’m asking you today.  I’m asking, “WHEN you are teaching your children?”

That’s right! WHEN!

These verses in Deuteronomy tell us when.

When thou sittest in thine house.

When thou walkest by the way.

When thou liest down.

When thou risest up.

Is God and His Word a part of your everyday life? I’m not talking about going to church services a couple times a week. I’m not even talking about having family devotions, though both of these things are good and important.

But do you talk about God all day long? When you are sitting around your house or at the meal table? When you are out and about running errands around town? When you prepare for bed? When you get up in the morning?

Do you share with your children how He has answered prayers for the family? How He has blessed your family? Do you make Him real to your children? Is He a present and active part of your home on a daily basis?

What scripture is encouraging you today? Share it with us!

Check out these other blogs for more encouragement from God’s word for your Thursday.

Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective 
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Becca @ The Becca Files
Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes

4 thoughts on “His Encouragement #11-Teach Them Your Children

  1. joyofreadingweb says:

    Thank you, Gina, for reminding us of the importance of talking about God and His goodness with our children on a daily basis. Personally, I’ve noticed that the closer I am with God in my daily walk the more I talk about Him (share about what He’s done for me) with my child and with others. We want our children with us in Heaven! Thus, we need to help them get to know God now!

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  2. bellesmoma16 says:

    Great post today! My husband and I talk about God almost every time we see one another (he works nights and I work days, so sometimes I don’t see a lot of him). We agreed very early on in our relationship that when/if we had children it would be very clear to our kids that God is the glue that binds our family together. This means we Bible study with our daughter, Bella. She has been watching her daddy and me Bible study since birth, and now she is finally able to start working in her own Bible. It’s been so wonderful guiding her to this point. I very much look forward to our conversations when she is a teen and adult!

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  3. Jacquelyn Van Sant says:

    I love this challenge! ❤ Our boys are still very, very little but we say grace before meals and bedtime prayers. Our two-year-old can now say the prayers with us. I want to do more as they get bigger! I grew up in a home where we talked about the Lord all the time, and I want to continue that with our kids. Thank you so much for this word of encouragement!


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