Deuteronomy 6:4-9 reads, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road . . . “
My first Prayer Partner, a fabulous woman of faith, shared with me that her favorite time with her kids was when they were in the car. The kids would read a simple devotion out loud on the way to school and they prayed together when they arrived in the parking lot.
On the drive home from church activities, she would ask questions what the kids got out of Sunday school.
Always after a movie, she would discuss with them what they could apply to their spiritual growth from the negative and positive viewpoint. She has her kids thinking through a spiritual growth filter all the time. Note: “Courageous” came out this weekend – I’ve seen it twice and recommend it highly to everyone.
There are also some great resources out there, “JOY RIDE: Faithfilled Fun & Games for Drive Time, Heritagebuilders.com, Focus on the Family, and Mealtime Moments that are great conversation starters in the car.
And don’t forget the radio station. When Baby Girl and #1 Son were younger, Christian radio was a dream and a thought. Our favorite family cassettes were of Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, and Wayne Watson. As they got older, our favorite CDs were NewSong, Phillips Craig & Dean, and Carmen. Now, there are several options in most metorpolitan areas. Even Pandora can be heard through the television or your cell phone. Check them out and let me know your favorites.