Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"If anyone is in Christ..."

We are a family of movie, radio program, book and song quoters and it is OK most of the time. Sometimes it get really annoying though. I often get frustrated with the kids when they quote the same thing over and over and over and over again. Lately, I have been thinking, "I wish that they would go around quoting scripture like they quote these other things" and have talked to the kids about it. We started a new devotional book last week at breakfast and there is a new Bible verse every 5 days. I decided to put the verse on the white board on Hannah's desk (easily visible from the living and dining rooms) and we started talking about it and practicing it together. Somehow (not sure who started it) it started to become a game: whenever anyone starts quoting something from a book, movie, etc someone else would start quoting 2 Corinthians 5:17 back at them "If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" It has been a fun way to help us memorize scripture. I just heard Hannah quoting it to herself after she caught herself quoting something else. We get a new verse tomorrow. Looking forward to getting more of God's Word in our hearts.

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