What About A Child’s Spiritual Diet?

One parenting craze that, as a mom with young children, that I am noticing is healthy, organic, food.

Take a stroll down any grocery store, or baby food aisle.

“Organic”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free”, are just some of the words that jump out at you.

Andi & Luci

As a parent of a five and seven-year-old, I as well, have attempted to steer my own daughters towards healthier food choices.

As much as they disagree with me, a young child cannot live off fruit snacks alone. And their dentist agrees with me.  :I

That is why I have tried to give them all natural fruit snacks, made from real fruit juice.

One day I stumbled upon veggie straws. I thought I was being Super Mom, by finding something that my daughters like to eat and is also healthy! Yay me!

However, when I looked at the ingredients. I had been duped! The supposed “veggie straws” are essentially potato chips, with spinach powder and tomato puree added. The powder and puree are there to basically change the color of the potato to make them “look like” veggies.

I was so disappointed. I felt like someone had come up to me and ripped my Super Mom hat right off my head. Here I was thinking I was giving my daughters healthy options, and it was basically potato chips.

Now, I am no nutritionist. Veggies straws may be healthier than potato chips, at least that is what it says on the bag, but it is not actually vegetables.  (Yes, I understand that potatoes are vegetables, but they are not the healthiest when fried as a potato chip.)

After all this frustration and disappointment, it made me think about a child’s spiritual diet.

Are they coming to church, thinking they are getting the Bible – the healthy stuff, but just getting a watered-down version?  Something that looks like “church” but does not have any substance to it.

I believe that kids can grasp the big things of God! I believe that we should be teaching them straight from Bible.

If we are only teaching our kids moral behaviors or what they should be doing right, they will not understand the “why” of it.

For example, if we are only teaching Johnny that he should be nice to his neighbor because it will make Jesus happy, we are not allowing Jesus to change Johnny’s heart.

Father God works through people.  There is a responsibility that Johnny has to Father God and to his neighbor.  Why are we supposed to be nice, because God cares about everyone.

Instead of just talking about Jesus to our kids, let’s introduce Jesus to our kids, and let Him make a heart change in them.  The great thing is, if we begin when they are children, it will stay with them through their teen years and into adulthood.

Super Church Curriculum was written with this in mind. We want kids to meet Jesus, and not only meet Him but develop a relationship with Him.

We use deep Bible verses, but explain it in a way that they can understand and put it into action.

At this Christmas season, we have written a curriculum for kids on how to honor Jesus on His birthday.

What does Jesus want on His birthday?

We answer this question with things kids can do right now.

Happy Birthday Jesus is a 4-week curriculum for only $49.

If you want to teach your kids the reason we celebrate Jesus’ birth then – Super Church 2.0 – Happy Birthday Jesus is for you.

You can also teach these same lessons to your preschoolers, using different methods that they will understand – Kinder Church 2.0 – Happy Birthday Jesus.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to teach a solid message to children this Christmas.

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