How on earth do you find time to disciple your kids with everything else that is going on in family life? Well, one of the tricks is to turn the stuff you already do into discipleship moments. Deuteronomy 6 talks about the principle of speaking about God and his commands with your kids whenever you do pretty much anything.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Those of us who say grace have already done this with the most common thing we do with our kids – eating. And so why not think about how we can get discipleship happening when we are doing our other regular things? One thing we do regularly is bath time (a swim at the beach counts as bath time too right?). So why not use bath time for discipleship? There are so many Bible stories that involve water. Why not use the bath to retell some of these stories? So here is my idea…
The Bible Bathday
Pick 1 day each week (eg. Tuesday) to be Bible Bathday. And what you do on that day is during bath time, you tell a Bible story involving water. Now the bar is low, there is very little pressure. But as parenting is crazy enough, we thought we might give you guys a helping hand. We're planning on coming up with 52 editions of the Bible Bathday – that’s 1 for each week in the year for those of you playing at home. And our aim is to make it as simple as possible. Low prep. Maybe even 0 prep. We would suggest to have a bunch of bath toys handy – and maybe some lego/duplo.
The big aims?
Learn and experience a Bible story
Have fun in the Bible
Have fun in the Bath
Check out the Bible Bathdays so far here