Crafting Daily Routines with Scripture

One of the most meaningful and impactful practices we can incorporate into our daily routines is the sharing and reflection of scripture. 

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In a world that moves so quickly, taking the time to root our families in faith not only strengthens our spiritual foundations but also fosters a sense of peace, unity, and purpose within the walls of our homes. Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, integrating scripture into your everyday life can be a beautiful and transformative experience.

Why incorporate scripture into daily routines? I’d like to help you create a nurturing environment where faith and learning go hand in hand, making every moment a divine opportunity to connect your family with God’s word.

Crafting Daily Routines with Scripture by the Character Corner

Crafting Daily Routines with Scripture

Morning Routines with Scripture

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us energy, kick-starts our metabolism and helps fuel us for the daily tasks ahead. The same goes with God’s Word. Starting each day with a serving of Scripture and prayer gets us grounded in Him as we tackle the days tasks and challenges. 

Some practical ways that I did this with my kids as they were growing up was by encouraging them to read their Bibles early in the day by doing a morning devotional as a family. This practice not only brought us all together, but it gave us meaningful discussions on what God was saying to us, all before the day even began!

I have a few suggestions for some Scripture affirmations for Christian families like yours to get you started. Even if you don’t have a devotional on hand, you can go through this list of Biblical affirmations. Find the corresponding verses in your Bibles and have discussions about what God is saying in His Word:

  • I am sufficient in God. Philippians 4:13-19
  • God gives me strength. 1 Chronicles 16:11
  • I am a Child of God. Psalm 82:6
  • I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 
  • I am loved: God loves me unconditionally Isaiah 54:10
  • I am forgiven: I am set free from my past mistakes and sins Colossians 3:13 and 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I do not fear: God will uphold and strengthen me. Isaiah 41:10
  • God gives me peace: John 14:27
  • God has great plans for me: Jeremiah 29:11
  • I give thanks to the Lord: I’m not afraid of what anyone can do to me, because my trust is in the Lord. Psalm 56:10-13
  • God is my helper: I trust in God’s plan for my life. Psalm 54:4 and Hebrews 13:6

Bringing Scripture Into Your Activities Throughout The Day

Bringing Scripture into your day doesn’t have to mean just sitting around the table reading verse by verse. God’s Word is important, and He wants us to fall in love with it, young and old alike! There are many creative ways you can bring Scripture into your daily homeschooling routine that are fun and engaging for everyone. 

Family-friendly Scripture Activities

  • Bible Verse Scavenger Hunt – Hide verses in creative places in and around your home. Add a clue to each verse that will lead to the next verse. Watch the fun unfold as your family looks for the next clue! 
  • Bible Verse Art – Have each of your children choose a favorite verse and create art around it. You can either guide them with how you’d like them to build their art (sculpture, word art, poetry, painting…whatever you’d like!) or you can give the kids license to do whatever comes to their minds. It’s so encouraging to see how each child can take God’s Word and turn it into something beautiful and creative!
  • Create A Curriculum Around Biblical Virtues- Choose a different virtue each week and spend time learning how God wants each of us to reflect His attributes in an engaging and practical way. I created my popular Character Curriculum to help you do exactly that! 
  • Play Bible Trivia – My kids LOVED going toe to toe in Bible trivia! Grab some index cards (or buy Bible flash cards like THESE) and ask a question on the front and put the answer on the back. Give the card to whoever gets the question right and see who has the most cards at the end. 

Cultivating Prayer And Worship As Family Habits

Integrating prayer and worship into your family’s daily routines is a really beautiful way to weave God’s Word into your day. Develop a practice of prayer at your family meals. Even if it’s just once a day, find a few minutes to thank God as a family for what He has given to you. When you tuck your kids in at night, or just before they go up for bed (if they are older) make a tradition of praying together and listening to a favorite worship song together to usher in the quiet phase of the evening. 

Evening Reflections and Scripture

Asking your kids and spouse about their day is a wonderful opportunity to weave in God’s Word. If they’ve had a difficult day, pray together about it, asking God’s guidance on tomorrow. If they’ve had a wonderful day, thank God in prayer together. These conversations are always precious teaching moments so take advantage of these little blocks of time where you have your child’s attention and they are open to conversation. The time of day might differ for each one, so be in tune to when they are most likely to actively engage with you and take advantage of that as often as possible. 

Crafting Daily Routines with Scripture For Christian Families

Raising your kids with God and His Word woven throughout your day is critical to raising your family to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. Crafting a routine that includes prayer, worship, scripture and conversations centered on God will help cultivate a love for Him that your kids will grow in.

I hope my ideas today encourage you and motivate you to get started with daily routines with scripture for your family!

Do you have your own experiences or tips that you can share? I’d love to hear in the comments how you are incorporating scripture into your own family routine!

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