Like many women, I do enjoy spending a little time on Pinterest. What I would’ve given to have had this technology back in the day! If I’m thinking that, imagine what our Grandmother’s and Great Grandmother’s would’ve given to have that kind of information and creativity readily at their fingertips!
My problem is that I “pin” lots and lots of ideas and recipes thinking I’ll save them for a rainy day when I have nothing but time to explore something new. Has that day come? No, and there have been plenty of opportunities where it’s rained, even poured, and I’ve not done a one of ’em. Oops! No harm done, really, except that I’ve probably wasted a little time here and there.
One of the many ideas I’ve pinned is framing Scripture throughout my home. Nothing fancy. Just simple, yet impactful reminders of God’s truth all about my house. I can think of no better way to spark trust and faith in Him for my son. Heck, my husband and I need a good dose of the Word, too. What I love about the pins I’ve chosen are that they are already beautifully scripted so that all I have to do is print on glossy paper and frame. “TADA!” as my son would say!!
Of course, there are even more readily available resources, not requiring one ounce of creativity. One such book that I have was one my Mom used with my sister and me growing up. I have it in my possession now and have already started reading some of it, anyway, to our son. Devotions for the Children’s Hour, is the name of the book. I’m not sure if it’s still in print or not, but it answers all the “Why’s” that children ask about God. It will be a good resource for years to come! Such books and devotions shouldn’t be saved for a rainy day. No, they should be pulled out and used now to plant seeds in our child’s heart and hide God’s Word and His truth in their hearts and minds. Rest assured, there will come a day when that Scripture will come back to their minds. What an investment is being made!
While I’m all for creative cues to spark my lack of creativity, sometimes all we need is to look about us to find books and good ‘ol old-fashioned means of inspiring and teaching our kiddos. These can be implemented at any time and will reap a harvest within our kids for years to come. Don’t miss your window of opportunity to reach your child(ren) for Christ. It’s a rather small window we’ve been given, so don’t let yourself say “one of these days I’ll get around to doing it,” as you would with your list of Pinterest projects, start today. Start simple and “old-fashioned”. You’ll be so glad you did!