How to Disciple Your Children Daily
In my experience, parenting is not a part-time job. It’s a 24/7/365 job that requirements constant attention and adjustment to how we handle our children and situations. In Total Family Makeover, Melissa Spoelstra gives us 8 areas of family life that we can change and improve to give our family a total family makeover that will grow and disciple our children daily.
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Total Family Makeover completely focuses on how as parents we can make disciples of our children. Melissa Spoelstra provides practical advice and ideas in each chapter that will help you disciple your children.
She opens the book by reminding us that our children are not a report card of us. Our job is to teach them God’s Word and the habits we want to grow into, but it’s not our responsibility to make the seed grow, from the introduction she writes, “Whether our children embrace Christ or any of these disciplines isn’t up to us. So, instead of worrying how they respond, we can shift our focus to our own spiritual habits and seek to be intentional and consistent in both our modeling and authentic relationship with God by training our children in His ways. With prayer and persistence, we can be confident that God will honor our efforts and begin to transform our lives, our families, and our homes” (pg. xv).
It’s a powerful reminder to parents we are to plant the seeds, and God will grow them in our children. We aren’t able to make these truths grow in our children alone.
What areas can your family makeover?
- Prayer Time
- Reading God’s Word
- Community in the Church
- Serving Others
- Taking Time for Rest
- Giving Back
- Sharing Your Faith
Total Family Makeover is divided into 8 chapters, each one focuses on one of the 8 areas listed above. Each chapter gives you practical tips for training and modeling these areas for your children. I love how each chapter has so many helpful ideas that will help you disciple your children to be more Christlike every day.
I enjoyed the many useful tips and ideas that you can easily implement in your home, Total Family Makeover will help you make your family goal to be disciples.
Family Fun Night Giveaway
Grow your family discipleship and learn how to be disciple-makers in your children’s lives with Melissa Spoelstra’s new book, Total Family Makeover. Disciples are made, not born. No matter what the age of your children, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Family fun night is a great way to grow family relationships. Your family fun night can include pizza, devotionals, and games with your family! Melissa is giving away a Family Fun Night Prize Pack.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Total Family Makeover
- A copy of Deep Blue Family Devotional: Fall 2016 – Summer 2017
- A copy of CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible Bright Sky Hardcover
- A $50 Pizza Hut gift card
- Qwirkle Board Game
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on October 7. The winner will be announced October 10 on Melissa’s blog.
What area of your family needs a makeover? What changes and improvements have you made in your family life?
Don’t miss the giveaway!