Apr 022012


Do you ever wonder if what you teach your kids has an impact? If they hold on to what you tell them?

My guess? If it’s relevant and repetitive, absolutely.

An anecdotal example:

As a young child I, like many other young kids, was afraid of the dark. My mom taught me the verse, “When I am afraid I will trust in God” and we would repeat this verse each time I was scared. I would say it over and over again until my heart stopped beating out of my chest and I could relax.

Now, over twenty years later, when I get scared the first thing I do is repeat that verse. Sometimes it happens so automatically I don’t even realize I’m doing it. Over and over again I say it until my heart stops beating out of my chest and I can relax.

It’s just as relevant now as it was then. I may no longer be afraid of the dark, but this verse has come in handy the handful of times I’ve needed to be brave in a dangerous situation.

So, take heart. Repeat relevant truth over and over. Your kids will remember.

And thanks Mom.


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  2 Responses to “When I am afraid I will trust in God”

  1. We have the cd Hide 'Em In Your Heart by Steve Green. It is pretty old now, but it is all scripture verses to music. I love it, because my kids have learned so many verses this way. Anyway, one of the ones we sing most often is, "When I am afraid, I will trust in You."

  2. Growing up I learned lots of verses by song. It's amazing how they've stuck with me all these years. I've started singing them for my daughter as well and hope they stick for just as long.

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