I have just been saved! I couldnt be happier! Now I wanna teach my daughter:)
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Debbie - posted on 09/11/2010
Yay!! So proud of you. Do not rely on church to be the teacher. You begin by learning yourself and passing that down to your child. Beth Moore's Bible studies (you can get them at the Christian bookstore) or check into a local church for bible studies, are great Bible studies for women. She is an amazing woman and teaches straight from the word. ALWAYS weigh EVERYTHING against the Bible, we are in a day and age where truth gets askewed by many and the only truth is in God's word. Living by example will be the start of teaching, then share why you do things, say things, and discuss the changes God is making in your life. You are a child of the KING and as you act accordingly that should shine through and just like when a child gets a new toy and they want to tell everyone, keep talking sweetie and telling the story of what God is doing.
Heather - posted on 09/09/2010
Tap into your church's education directors. They can give you resources and point you in the right direction. If you don't have a church, make sure you find one with a good, well rounded Christian education department. Congratulations on your new found relationship. As others have said, get into the Word and don't forget to feed yourself. It will make answering all those questions that much easier.
Paulette - posted on 09/08/2010
That's wonderful! I keep it simple for her age. There is a cartoon called veggie tales that my kids love, I'm even entertained with it. I also will mention to my kids little things during the day, "You know God made trees/animals" We also read a baby bible that has simple stories in it. Look into a club called Awana. It just started at our church. They have classes for little ones also. My daughter is 3 and she's in cubbies. Don't forget to pray. I think that is really important. We pray at meals and at bedtime.
Jessica - posted on 09/07/2010
First CONGRATS!! I love the fire burning in new Christians! The best teacher is being living proof! Live the life and she will follow you. I am careful not to allow too much worldly things in our home. My daughters can watch treehouse but no other channel and veggie tales; we only listen to Christian music on the radio etc. and I am teaching my girls how to be proper women (modest, pure etc) and encouraging them to be diligent in their work and to learn to clean. cook etc.
We pray with our girls at meals, and we talk openly about God in our home.
Carla - posted on 09/04/2010
Welcome to the family of God, Augusta!
The other gals have answered wisely. We talk to our grandbabies about how God makes the flowers, the butterflies, anything to make them constantly aware that God is all around us, not just 'some guy' up in Heaven. Being earnest in wanting to teach her, God will help you.
God bless, darling!
Elizabeth Jane - posted on 09/16/2010
Lead by example. You will be your daughters best teacher! The more you understand the more your daughter will, so start teaching yourself first and your daughter will follow you. Ask God for his guidence and let the rest go into Gods hands. Lean to have faith and trust inhim and always talk to your daughter about the miracles in your life as your grow with Christ and you will be her living testemony. God Bless
Lisa - posted on 09/14/2010
Be a role model, let her see you reading/studing his word daily, talking to him, laughing with him, crying with him, relying on him to change you into the person he wants you to be,, and let her see you struggle through this process. Help her through this for herself also. Read her stories about his life. Make him accessible to her.
Monica - posted on 09/14/2010
That is amazing! What I saw in most of the responses is absolutely true. Lead by example: read your bible and pray everyday. Let her see you do it and read to her. Another thing I wanted to add was is that the Holy Spirit speaks to the little ones just as much as He speaks to us. Having that prayer time with her will open the phone lines, so to speak. You will be amazed at the things she will begin to say to you! My 4 year old son tells me things that are straight from God. It gives me goosebumps!
We went camping in Big Bear, CA over the summer for 4days. By the 3rd day of not reading and barely praying, I had a bad attitude. My son grab my bible and said, "Here Mom, you need to read this. You haven't in awhile." Out of the mouths of babes!
Hailey - posted on 09/13/2010
YAY!!! What an incredible time for you right now. You can do so many things just through daily routine. We always talk about God's art work in the world: Sunrise and Sunset, seasons, animals, our home and food and clothing, etc. There are also tons of media options, Jelly Telly is one of my favorites. It's $5.00/month and made by the makers of Veggie Tales. It's great!! Also, Go Fish Guys have awesome Children's praise music that is fun for adults too:) Keep it up Momma, there is nothing better than knowing your babies are secure in their walk with God too:)
Sherril - posted on 09/12/2010
Congratulations and may God Bless you and your family! Church Community will assist you wonderfully! Get involved and stay involved! Keep your child involved in church programs and celebrate with God's love. No pushing. I say nightly prayers with my5 year old and we always talk about what God would want us to do in certain situations as they come up! I let him have a "GLOW WITH GOD" crazy band each night - I got them at the Christian book store off Ogden & 59. They come with a bible verse or saying for each shape - a nightly reward as part of our routine for a great day (all days are great!) ~peace
Mary - posted on 09/11/2010
Hello Augusta,first of all how old is your daughter? I just want to have some sharings with you. Being a christian mum myself the best place to start with teaching children about God and His love is none other than our own home. There's an old saying that says Education Begins At Home. That's right,sister; it has to start with us as parents first. we're the role models to our children. Every night either me or my husband while tucking them to bed, we used to ask them what're the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses and from there you can explain and elaborate more on each one of them. This may takes some times, but please be patience . Indirectly you're teaching her the way of life God wants us christian to lead/follow. Don't forget to bring her to pray together before you start on something e.g during meal time. We used to take turn to say the grace before meal; and you'll be surprise to hear what they're saying from the bottom of their hearts. So innocence. We also used to tell them about the power of prayer and how God reacts to it. The verse from the Bible helps alot and there's gospel songs too. Please bear in mind I'm not teaching you how; like I say it is merely a sharing. Maybe some other mothers may have different ways/approach, I leave it to you to decide which one is easier to follow. Thank you.
Tia - posted on 09/09/2010
Congratulations!!! GOD is an Awesome GOD. I got saved in May of this year and I tell you I feel so much better I am so honored to be saved. GOD has been good to me and I am just thankful for everything. I wish you the best. I am also trying to teach my kids they are 2 and 8 months and I am already starting with them, I start by reading them books and praying with them. I also try to show my lil girl pics and explain to her, I think she is catching on..idk what else works but hope you find out what works for you and your kids. When you do please message me what you think will work for mine if you have any ideas. Thanks so very much.!! GOD BLESS
Keana - posted on 09/09/2010
Praise the Lord. I have found a lot of useful items on Christainbooks.com. They have alot of CDs and bibles for little kids and are very reasonable. I just purchased a book 20 bible storys every child should know. It comes with a Cd with songs to go with the storys.
And Pray with her and read to her everyday.
God Bless you
Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2010
Awana is great for kids. They start at age two and go until the end of high school. They meet every Wednesday night for two hours and teach about God, bible verses, sing, watch videos, play games, etc. The kids love it. It's educational and fun and they grow a foundation in morals and God!
Karen - posted on 09/09/2010
Everyone has such great answers, I probably don't need to add anything, but what I feel in my spirit is to tell you that the most important thing is to always, ALWAYS, walk in LOVE! Pray constantly, and rely on the Holy Spirit to teach you, lead you, guide you, and direct you in every area of your life. Study the Word, and focus on everything that Jesus Himself taught and said. Focus on Him and only Him in every situation and circumstance, and always do what He would do. Don't beat yourself up if you make mistakes, and teach your daughter the importance of repentance and that it doesn't matter if we fall down, but that we get back up and continue to fight the good fight of faith. Praise God for you salvation! Welcome to the family. Heaven is rejoicing, and so are my family and I! Be blessed! Love you in Jesus' Name!
Nancy - posted on 09/09/2010
WHEN I JUST GO SAVED I BEGAN DEVOTION EVERY EVENING WITH THE KIDS ...READ THRU A CHILDREN BIBLE...WHICH HELPED ME PROBABLY MORE THAN THEM....BUT THEY SAW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO ME....PRAY FOR FOR THEY GO TO SCHOOL AND I USED BOOKS FOR TEACHING DOCTRINE AS SOON AS I COULD....LOTS OF GOOD CHRISTIAN BOOKS FOR ALL KIDS OF ALL AGES....SOME BETTER THAN OTHERS...BUT FIND STORIES YOU LIKE...i DON'T KNOW HOW OLD THE DAUGHTER IS...BUT ANYTHING BY PAT ST.JOHN IS GREAT FOR YOUNG READERS AND MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THOSE BIBLE STORIES AND DO QUIZZES ALOT AND WHEN DRIVING SHOW HER WHAT GOD HAS MADE AND I USED TO PUT A BEAN IN A JAR FOR EVERY PRAYER ANSWERED...NEVER PUT HER TO BED WITHOUT AT LEAST A PRAYER IF NOT A STORY AND A PRAYER....SHE SHOULD HAVE A NICE LITTLE GROWN UP BIBLE TO CARRY AROUND AND PRACTICE SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH HER DOLLS HAVE CHILD EVANGILSIM HOME STUDIES FOR GROUPS OF HER FRIENDS WITH LITTLE TEA PARITEWS OR ICE CREAM SUNDAY PARITES....SHOW HER THE JOY OF THE LORD ESP FROM THE WORD...READ A PROVERB A DAY AND TRY TO ANSWER HER QUESTIONS FROM THE BIBLE....BUT LET HER KNOW YOU ARE LEARNING WITH HER AND SHE WILL LOVE IT....
Laura - posted on 09/08/2010
I wish I could click the 'Encouraging' button about a hundred times more! Praise God for your recent baptism and your enthusiasm for Him!! Welcome to the Family. ♥
I haven't read all the comments, but I would say that the most basic place to start is in prayer and reading the Bible. Basically, I echo everything everyone said in the first few comments!
May God hold you and your daughter in the palm of His hand.
Audrey - posted on 09/08/2010
Congratulations!!! Every morning when we are eating breakfast we read out of my devotional and talk about it. I use one made for mommy's and just change the words a little so it applies to them. Then we talk about situations where it is applicable. And always remember ~ they learn from what they SEE more than what they hear!
Also, A great book is "Parenting by the Book" all based on biblical principals.
And for her... GIGI God's little Princess... she's got books and dvd's and devotionals... or the little boys they have a God's little warrior. My kids love them!
Carla - posted on 09/08/2010
Jessica, accidentally clicked funny on your comment box; please don't think I meant any disrespect. We only watch proper cartoons and listen to Christian music as well. If you teach them young, they will thank you for it!
And @Amy, I understand what your husband is saying, but there is a fine line between ramming it down their throat and Godly parenting. My grandfather was a minister, and even when their children were grown, coming home from WWII, if they were in their house on Sunday, they went to church. If they had friends visiting them, they went to church with them also. It was a rule, the guys respected that. I, also continued the tradition--if you were under my roof, you went to church, children that were staying with us temporarily and our own. They respected that, and still remember, at least partly, what they learned while in attendance. I did not bullly, it was simply a house rule.
God bless, everyone!
Amy - posted on 09/07/2010
Congradulations. I am so happy for you. God bless you sister. I have a son and I try to the best of my ablity to show my chirstian love and how I react and do things. I go to church every Sunday. I take hims with me but sometimes he does not to go so he stays home with my husband. My husband is saved , his Dad is a pastor. His Dad forced the children to go to church but my husband does not want to force him. My son has a couple of bibles. He also accepted Jesus as savior back in January. I just keep praying for him and let him watch what I do. Do not push it down her throut. Just show your love through Christ Jesus.
Stacee - posted on 09/06/2010
Praise the Lord! God is so good (isn't HE!!!!) Just the little changes in you- the way you act, the way you think, the way you react will be an immediate impact on your daughter. Just dance and sing Christian favorites with her- she will pick them up and you two can share amazing moments as you both grow in your faith. Relate everyday things to Bible stories- your foundation will surely make her eager to learn more and find her own walk with the Lord as she gets older. Get her in a Sunday school class and Vacation Bible school- anything that keeps her growing until she is on her own and trust me- with all of that wonderful foundation you have given her- she will just know it as the right way of life! I am so happy for you!!
Stephanie Jo - posted on 09/06/2010
Amen!!! So proud, welcome sister! In my opinion, taking her to Sunday school,church are the right start. Pray with her. Depending on how old she is have Bible studies.There are Bibles from toddlers and up. May God bless you and your daughter.
Jill - posted on 09/06/2010
the best way to teach your daughter is to emulate Jesus.... walk in "love"....let her and others see Jesus through.you... i just heard a sermon that was about..not just reading the bible but living the bible... applying the bible to your life.... show her---- love thy neighbor..... do not lie..... honor your mother and your father.... teach her about the 10 commandments and then live them.....
Now that you have open the door to God . Find your self a Church to go to. One that is Family Centered. What I mean is one that teach each member of the family on his/her level. Adults messages bore little ones. Take one step at a time and listen to the Holy Spirit. Pray and you will find answers.
Josette - posted on 09/04/2010
Welcome to the family *hugs* Praise God! There is a proverb that my Mother taught me it is proverbs 22:6- " train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it"
We parents should be learning from our Father (God) like the other Moms said get in the bible, pray it builds your relationship with the Lord. With the Holy Spirit working in you the children will be picking up and noticing they will follow your example the way you follow Christs.
I do a lot of Praise and worship with my children we sing together everyday and lift up our hands to the Lord the kids Love it. Our 6 month old sees that so much that she Lifts up her hands when she hears anyone say praise the Lord :)
There are great children's bibles and books you can buy, they have bible songs for kids.
Your daughter will learn fast by watching you take care and God Bless
Lyndsey - posted on 09/04/2010
Congratulations!!! It truly is an amazing feeling when you know you are walking with the Lord. I couldnt say anything more than what the others said. Pray, pray, pray. the power of prayer is very strong. Definately get your daughter an age appropriate bible and read it with her and talk about what God has done in your daily lives. (maybe even past experiences you saw as bad at the time but turned out good could be an example of what God did in your life) Delve into the Word yourself and see what is revealed to you. Im not sure if your married or if your husband is christian as well but the power of a praying wife and mother truly works wonders.
Victoria - posted on 09/04/2010
Praise the LORD! You're already going in the right direction. The best start is to just get into the word yourself, pray everyday, allow your daughter to pray with you, read the word to her. Lead by example, in all you do and say.
On top of that get her an age suitable bible, play Christian music around the house, talk about God and how He is involved I every area of your lives.
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