A few days ago, I read an eBook called Maximize Your Mornings. The author encourages early rising in order to assure that time in the Word, prayer and exercise actually happen each day. The idea is to be able to do these things BEFORE anything or anyone else is needing your attention.
While this is certainly logical and efficient, and even the way I generally study personally, I have began to wonder where it is that my kids learn HOW to study the Bible if they never SEE me studying the Bible.
I have to ask myself, am I willing to MODEL this personal communion with the Lord to my children? It will no doubt mean more work and less effectiveness initially as I train them about not interrupting and respecting this time with the Lord. Still wouldn’t it be awesome to transmit by example a thirst for the Word, the need for communion with the God of the universe?
What do you think? Is it important that our kids actually SEE us studying the Word or do you think it is enough that we do it privately and they witness the fruit in our lives?