Food at the Right Time


Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing… Matthew 24:45 – 46


May we constantly consume the Word so that we may serve it, too. At this point in my life, I apply this challenge primarily to how generous and wise I am to give Vivienne spiritual food. As we anticipate the birth of our second child, I’ve been learning a great deal about the importance and promise of discipling our children’s hearts. Some ways I purpose to increase their daily dose of timely food…

* To continue reading Scripture by myself: in the morning, during nap time, in the books and blogs I choose to read

* To place a Bible in the nursery, on Vivienne’s end table, and by the kitchen table so that the first thing we read together is God’s beautiful wisdom

* To sing a “hymn a day”: I chose and printed the lyrics of seven hymns and placed them by the rocking chair in the nursery. I hope to sing one of them throughout each day of the week so that the children grow up with such rich truths singing through their minds.

I’m always on the look-out for other ideas! How do you consume and serve spiritual food to the people God has placed in your life?






4 responses to “Food at the Right Time”

  1. Grandmom Avatar

    Oh, how I pray that you will never, ever lose your resolve to delight your children with the love of God. There is, after all, no greater, truer nourishment for the body and soul than this.
    I love you both!

  2. Jan Avatar

    These are all wonderful! Our newest is to sponsor a child (World Vision) that is a boy Harrison’s age, we gave him a small picture, and he prays for him -it gives us a chance to talk about many things – like God providing for us, serving others, being grateful for all we have, giving, etc.

    At church we are doing Joshua stones this year, and putting a stone in a jar for each answer to prayer. Harrison is really excited about this, too! I think we may do a jar at home too, because it’s a great visual reminder for all God has done for us!

  3. erin marie Avatar
    erin marie

    sometimes it is other things too. for example…. this summer i took a walk on the beach at night… and i knew that God was romancing me in the moonlight, so I picked up a couple of broken sea shells. I still have em. they remind me that he is my lover.

  4. admin Avatar

    Thanks for the ideas, Jan. I love the visual help of the Joshua stones… I’ve always wondered how we could ever build altars of remembrance and the Joshua stones jar might be a wonderful way! And I love Erin’s idea of treasuring physical momentos of our relationships with God.

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