Jason and I have tried hard over the years to read a Bible story to our kids every night. No we don’t always do it. But we try to.
We have a children’s Bible that reads through the Bible and often we use that one.
One of Keilan’s subjects this year is Bible. I have basically allowed him free reign in this area. He can read Bible stories or watch bible movies. He can use video clips or plans off of you bible. It’s up to him. I want him to be in his Bible everyday, just as I am in mine. But I want him to be in control of it.
On Monday I was having a day short of time and so I turned my Bible reading app on audio so it read to me while I worked. When Keilan heard it he was intrigued. So I showed him how to do it.
Next thing I knew he was showing me how he had found a Bible plan that read the Bible in 365 days. He told me that now that he knew how to listen to it he could read his whole Bible this year.
He has now completed 7 days. And he loves it. So far he has sat on the swing of the Gorilla gym and swung and listened to his Bible.
Not only am I extremely proud of him, but it reminds me that our actions are often far more important than our words. I don’t think he would have done this if he hadn’t watched me make reading my Bible every single day, no matter what, a priority and something that must happen.
For me it’s some monkey see, monkey do…