For years I have believed that my family is my ministry and that my focus should be on homemaking and training my children. About a year ago, I was listening to a speaker talk about the lie that so many of us moms believe. The speaker made me feel uncomfortable but I knew she was right. God doesn’t want us to just lock ourselves in our house everyday or run our errands as quick as we can. God wants us to reach out to the world and to remind others of His love for them.
Now, I knew that I wanted to find a way to teach my children about serving others, but I wanted to keep it enjoyable and not overwhelming since they are so young. I wanted them to have fun and understand why we were doing this. (They are 2 and 4)
My girls both love to help in the kitchen, so I made a goal to make something for a special someone once a week. It could be a neighbor or a family member, but we would deliver a treat and a homemade card. This gives me the opportunity to talk to my girls about working hard to bless someone else and not expecting anything in return.
It’s important to me that my children know life isn’t about rushing to one thing to the next. It’s about being intentional with everyone that God has surrounded you with and to always look for ways to bless them. Even if it’s something as simple as a batch of cookies. God wants us to spread joy to those around us, even if it means changing our daily routine.
How do you teach your children to have a servant’s heart?
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