Bible Time with Baby
About two months ago, some friends of ours welcomed their first child, a son, into their home. What joy! A new precious life, given to them from the Lord to love, nurture and train.
Our friends’ training of their son has already begun and he is learning to adapt to a way of life outside of his mother’s womb. And, more importantly, his spiritual nurturing has also already begun.
So, how does a new and busy mother spiritually nurture her baby during her already full days and possibly sleep deprived nights? How does she have Bible Time with baby?
First, she needs to nurture her own personal relationship with the Lord. To do this, she can choose to have a daily Quiet Time. A time to read the Bible and to talk to God in prayer. Even five minutes each day with the Lord in the Word and prayer is a great beginning. When she is reading her Bible, if baby is nearby, she can read it out loud for baby to hear.
She can talk to the Lord in prayer. When she is praying in the baby’s presence, she can pray out loud.
She can sing to the Lord during various moments of her day, perhaps while she is washing dishes, or while feeding or rocking baby.
She can review her Bible memory verses too. I heard of one mother who decided that she would quote her memorized Bible verses while she was changing her baby’s diapers. What a great and consistent way to keep reviewing and sharing memory verses with baby even as a busy mom! I wish I had thought of that!
Bible Time with Baby?
Simply put, it is mother sharing her walk with the Lord with her baby. Daily singing to the Lord, reading the Bible, quoting memorized verses, and praying. And baby will be blessed.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.