What’s Five Minute Friday about?
**Do you ever find yourself wishing you could add scripture to your day? What about your child’s day? And if your anything like me, your days are already totally maxed out on time.
Then you’ve come to the right place.
This blog is for that uber-busy parent who could truly benefit from a five-minute Bible lesson with your child. Yes, these lessons are literally five minutes long and posted weekly.
That’s something I can get excited about.**
Read Philippians 4:13. Discuss the meaning of this scripture. It doesn’t say “I can do some things.” It says “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” You may want to ask the question “Who gives us strength?”
Because it is one we many times use for strength and comfort, this is a wonderful scripture to sharpen your child’s memorization skills. I want these words in my heart, so I can remember them when I’m feeling weak or weary.
When I work with students at church, I have found that it helps to add movements. So, you can begin “I can do” while pointing at yourself, then say “all things” and spread your hands into a big circle. You can point to the sky with “through Christ” and use big muscle arms for “which strengtheneth me.” I usually don’t add a movement for the reference, so your child can just finish with “Philippians 4:13.”
With memorization, repetition is important. This Five Minute Friday could be done five minutes a day until the scripture is memorized, and when you are both done, your child will have God’s Word in his or her heart. How awesome is that!
I pray that this time spent with your child is truly blessed!
Happy memorizing, and as always, happy reading!