10. Purchase them their own Bible
Although reading the Bible in church or aloud as a family may be special, an individual gift is a beautiful gesture. Gift your child a Bible of a special theme that matches their personality for their next birthday or holiday.
For example, a recent purchase in our home was the Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible. This Bible uses the International Children’s Bible translation, has colorful pages, and pages for additional study and notes. It’s the perfect Bible for a tween girl who loves sparkly things but wants to go deeper into their Bible on their own.
Likewise, there are study, toddler, hero-themed Bibles, and more made with children in mind. You can make this gift extra special by having their Bible engraved or place a special message inside. As children get older, you can purchase a different Bible that matches their age and stage. They can never have too many. One neat idea is that these very Bibles may one day be passed down to their own children!
In my home, I have found that when children have their own Bible this gives them a sense of pride and empowers them to read on their own time. As it’s our desire for our children to have a personal relationship with God, we have found that this an easy way to encourage them to enjoy the Bible.
Regardless of what method you choose, we should desire to help our children “hide His word in their hearts” (Psalm 119:11). Although we pray they will grow up to accept God for themselves, we can create the foundations for success today. Through each intentional act and living out our faith, we teach them the beauty of God’s love for them and His desire that they grow in His word.
Victoria Riollano is an author, blogger, and speaker. As a mother of six, military spouse, Psychology professor and minister’s wife, Victoria has learned the art of balancing family and accomplishing God’s ultimate purpose for her life. Recently, Victoria released her book, The Victory Walk: A 21 Day Devotional on Living A Victorious Life. Her ultimate desire is to empower women to live a life of victory, hope, and love. She believes that with Christ we can live a life that is ALWAYS winning. You can learn more about her ministry at victoryspeaks.org.
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