Like thousands of other children across Maryland, today was the first day of school. We got up in plenty of time, and our goal was to begin a routine that we will do everyday (or at least try our best). it consists of getting dressed, making their beds, and brushing their teeth before they come down stairs. The we eat breakfast, have a family devotion, pray, and they played twister hopscotch, and operation games until the bus came. We took pictures, kissed and hugged, and off they went.
Duet. 6 discusses the importance of creating a family rhythm, Reggie Joiner said in Think Orange, “Moses clearly highlighted certain patterns or times throughout the day that were opportune for teaching. Look closer at what he said, ‘talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.’ It is important for parents and leaders to cooperate with the way life naturally happens.'” So the Boswell family is seeking to take advantage of a natural pattern for life in order to further teach our children the things of God.
Also, if we are not careful God becomes what we do on Sunday or at night before we go to bed, and not instill within our children that He is with us all day, everyday. He is there when we are scared on the bus, and he is there when we see a kid who does not have a friend, and he is there when we are around kids who don’t believe the same things about God that we do. So we have to be careful not to compartmentalize Jesus into a day, or event — he must be pushed into every moment of the day, “talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”