In our efforts to effectively disciple our children, we need a game plan for success. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Farris talks with author Henry Reyenga about some good ways to practice discipleship in your home.
Henry, a point you make in your book is that home discipleship is really quite simple—but it’s not easy. We’ve caught the vision; now tell us how we can succeed.
Rev. Henry Reyenga:
Talking and listening repeatedly is a fundamental truth of any relationship, including our relationship with God. Talking (prayer), listening (the Bible reading), is something we know we should do, but to actually get these practices habitually in our life, that’s a challenge! Sometimes, we put God into our to-do list instead of realizing our lives are meant to be lived on His to-do list. Instead of fitting God into our schedule, we need to fit our schedule into God’s agenda for the day. I’d recommend that you start some practices you will actually be able to sustain. If you set the bar at an hour each day, you may find that you will constantly fail and become cynical. Instead, be realistic and start out spending at least five minutes a day talking and listening to God. Establish habit and stick to it.
Henry, I know that for our family, the best thing is after dinner just taking time to read God’s Word and pray together—consistently, simply, and talking about it as we go along. These are important disciplines for us and I believe for all families.
Well, we’ll continue this conversation tomorrow. I’m Mike Farris.