Of course, our first reaction may be that we don't want to be legalistic or formulaic in our prayers and addresses with God, and that is true to a point. And yet the Old Testament is full of examples of external "reminders" of God's faithfulness for God's people. (Think of the altars built to recall a certain event, and the unflinching regularity of sacrificial offerings.) The church as a whole, particularly the American church, could do with a little discipline. Regularity and a consistent commitment in our walks with God would be a refreshing change from the have-it-your-way brand of casual, comfortable, and convenient faith of so many that call themselves "Christians".
Anyway, last night as the call to prayer rang out, I began asking myself, and I want to pose the question to you as well:
What things regularly happen in your home to remind you and your children to praise God and take your requests to Him throughout each day?
- Regular times of prayer together (mealtimes, bedtime)?
- Daily time spent reading Scripture?
- Wall hangings/decor?
- Praise & Worship music, audio Bibles, and Bible stories playing throughout the day?