Last time I posted a Tots to Teens Tuesday, we talked about the importance of memorizing scripture with your children. I've since found this simple scripture memorization system that you can use at home. We haven't implemented this system yet, so if you've tried it, let me know how it's worked for you!
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
Having your children memorize scripture is a wonderful way to fulfill Deuteronomy 6, and according to Sheila Butt, studies have shown that children who memorize scripture are less likely to leave the church (I heard this in the free audio download for This is War! at Bless Your Heart). This really got my attention. What a simple way to increase the odds that our children will be faithful! My kids do memorize scripture, but since hearing this, I've been trying to think of more ways to imprint God's Word upon their hearts. I've got a few suggestions, but hopefully you can help me add to this list!
What do you do to motivate your children to memorize scripture? Do you have some sort of system or schedule for choosing what scriptures they memorize and when?