Child’s Devotional Journal
It’s been almost a month since my post on how to introduce your child to a quiet time. Today, I want to share a tool that I created since that post– a devotional journal for kids.
1″ or 1.5″ 3 ring binder
Set of dividers
pen, pencil, markers
writing paper appropriate for your child
Putting it all together
First, I sectioned off the binder with the dividers. I named them Pray, Read, Write, Memorize. On each divider I gave a bit of instruction so that he wouldn’t forget what each section is for.
For each day of the week, I put a picture of one person to pray for.
- Monday- Dad
- Tuesday- Mom
- Wednesday- Anaya
- Thursday- Aly
- Friday- Ada
- Saturday- Liaram (the child we sponsor through Compassion International)
- Sunday- a collage of people that includes extended family members, friends, and classmates. He can just choose one person (or another who is not listed) to pray for.
I didn’t have any of that fancy “show and tell” paper, so I decided to create my own! I downloaded first grade paper here, and then cut off sections of the lined paper, gluing it onto some plain paper so that it left room a picture if he wanted. I included a variety of paper, depending on what he was feeling like.
Memorizing Scripture is very important to us because if we can get Scripture in our hearts, it gives the Holy Spirit something to work with to encourage, instruct and lead us throughout the day. Because I can’t be with Asante all day long, it’s my prayer that by helping him hide Scripture in his heart at a young age will help him to recognize the Spirit leading him throughout the day. So, in this section, I write the verses that he has memorized in Awana. He can flip through and review his verses, keeping them fresh in his mind!
Finally, I made a very simple title page “Asante’s Devotion Journal”, and gave him some markers and stickers to decorate it.
He has been really liking it. Seriously, there is nothing like coming downstairs in the morning to find a little boy with Bible opened, writing about what he is reading. I asked him last night if it is helping him learn a little more about God and he said, “Not a little– a lot! I’m learning so much!”