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Raising Spiritually Healthy Children

DAY 1 OF 8

Planting Seeds of Faith

As a parent, you have the significant responsibility and privilege to defend, shape, and invest in the next generation. Succeeding requires playing an active role in your child’s spiritual development. No job tops it in importance or satisfaction.

Still, no other job feels as intimidating! Knowing you have stewardship of your children's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being gives any loving parent pause. It can often feel “above your pay grade”—you might not feel equipped to do it well. Your kids will probably learn to mutter at the dog like you do, set their shoulders like you do, or complain about work like you do. But they’ll also learn to bow their head in prayer like you do! There is good news: the seeds you plant now in your child’s life will bear fruit . . . even if you don’t see it just yet.

Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.
Proverbs 22:6 (CEV)

God chose your child for your family. He knows everything about you and knew your weaknesses before you became a parent. He knows the challenges of parenting. With God, you are enough. With him, you and your children can grow in the Lord. Be encouraged! God will bless your efforts to lead your children. Stick with it—day by day, hour by hour. The seeds you plant and water now will blossom strong faith in your child’s life.


Lord, thank you for being intimately involved in our lives. Thank you for my children. Help me to teach them about you. Amen.


Conversation starter for kids: Provides you with questions and prompts to facilitate a time of applicable discussion with children to lead them towards knowing God and His Word more deeply.

Question(s): How can you tell God is with you?

Apply: With younger kids: Play a game of hide-and-seek and talk about how you can’t hide from God. With older kids: Talk about all the places you’ve been to as a family and how God has brought you all through.


Related passages: These additional verses will help parents expand Scriptural knowledge and place on the armor of God’s Word to tackle each day. Swipe to read the passages today.

Psalm 127:3-5

Ephesians 6:4

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About this Plan

Raising Spiritually Healthy Children

Parenting is a journey filled with ups and downs and many exasperating moments. But God appointed you as leader over your home and will equip you with everything you need each day. This 8-day devotional teaches parents ...


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