Leading your family spiritually is hard. Each family is unique. This means there is not a one way answer that fits all.
Everyone should agree that leading a family takes work. It can be gruesome. Nevertheless, leading your family is very important.
YouVersion Bible combines social media in its app. I am sure many parents do not see the draw to this, but please trust me, your children will. The ability to see what your “friends” are reading is a neat tool. I have only a few “friends” on my friend-list and I thoroughly enjoy seeing what they are reading and commenting in their digital Bible.
This app also combines devotional and reading plans. This means that the app will remember where you left off. You can have it remind you daily to read your scheduled reading. Again, other people on your friend-list can comment and like your reading (think of this as digital encouragement from your “friends”). Besides, who doesn’t like receiving a brief encouragement from the app after you complete your reading?
How to Use This
As mentioned above, each family’s use of the app will be unique to their own family. What may work for one family may not work for another. However, what a great tool to encourage your family to read their Bibles!
You can all agree to read a certain Bible plan or devotional and discuss it once a week, a month, whatever works best for your family. Or, each person may read a different part of Scripture. Then you, as a parent, can comment and discuss with your child(ren) what each person is reading, including you.–Perhaps around the dinner table? This is a great tool. What a neat way to reach your family spiritually.
What other ways do you lead your family spiritually?