*REASONS YOUR CHILDREN DON'T LIKE FAMILY DEVOTION!*
Do you often wonder why it's sometimes an uphill task getting them to come and also to participate joyfully during family devotion?
*It could be one of these reasons:*
*1.* You use it as an opportunity to judge and criticize them, using them for all the negative examples.
*2.* Parents only do all the talking making it seem like they are in a classroom lecture.
*3.* When there is no specified time for devotion. So they only know when it starts and never when it ends.
*4.* When you seize the opportunity to compare them with others since you know they cannot stand up and leave.
*5.* When you do not create an environment for them to be themselves, ask questions or share lessons or just sound "unspiritual".
•Assign tasks to everyone no matter how young they are.
Do not go personal during devotion. If you must give life examples, use yourself.
•Teach not judge. Teach a lesson, teach practically without criticizing.
•Let everyone know how long devotion will take. Whether it's 15 mins or 1hr. Prepare their mind ahead of time.
•Do not estimate their ability to get revelation. (Some of the greatest Rhemas I have gotten during Bible study is from my children).
•Kindly use a child/teen friendly devotional (keep your spiricoco type of devotional for your personal quiet time).
•Try not to transfer aggression or negative emotions to them during devotions.
•Deliberately come cheerfully to Devotion. It's contagious.