Special thanks to Amelia Evans for this article! Amelia Evans is a freelance writer and works as a content manager for various international brands. When Amelia is not researching and writing she loves nothing more than heading out into the country for some downtime.
Kids need to know God, His love and His goodness without a doubt. Therefore, it is important for kids to be able to get to know the goodness of God by themselves.
However, this does not mean that you do not have any role in the process. You are the parent and the Bible does clearly tell parents that they are to train a child in the way that he or she should go.
This article will provide some helpful tips to enable you to help your kids to experience more of God for themselves.
Instead of you trying to resolve all the issues for you kids, teach your kids that they need to depend on God
Parents can tend to think they have to be the solution to all things that their kids face. This can be tiring and is impossible. This is because God has reserved a space in each life that He has created that is reserved just for Him.
That is why you must teach your children to depend on God. A good verse that is fitting here to teach our children is found in Philippians 4:13, which says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
Further reading: Help your kids learn to trust in God’s love.
Depend on God yourself
As you realize that you need to let your kids experience God for themselves, depend on God during this journey.
- Ask Him to help you to be the kind of parent that you should be.
- Ask Him to help you to be the kind of Christian that you want your children to be.
- Ask Him to show you each day what He wants your children to learn about Him.
- Ask Him to give them a desire to know Him and to experience Him.
- Ask God to save them and to mold them into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, as this is His desire for all who belong to Him.
Allow your children to talk to you about God
If your child wants to talk to you about God, listen. Do not put your child off by saying you are too busy. Make it a priority to stop what you are doing when your child wants to talk about God. Let your child speak freely.
If your child wants to talk about God’s goodness, power, grace, provision, etc., that is absolutely wonderful. If your child has a negative impression of God, such as God being mean or unloving, certainly try to find out why your child feels that way and explain that God is truly good and loving.
Use the Bible to correct misconceptions that your child may have in order for your child to be on the correct path to experiencing more of God. If your child has questions, do not brush your child off. Do indeed answer your child’s questions, as part of your child experiencing God is by seeking answers.
It is wonderful that you want your children to seek the Lord. When you have a heart that longs for your children to be divinely connected to God through Christ, then God will surely honor you for this desire. You will likely see God work in the lives of your children in amazingly powerful ways. Indeed, letting kids experience God’s goodness for themselves is so rewarding.
Glory to God forevermore!