Turn on the radio.
Yup, that’s it.
Pandora to the rescue.
Even if I feel like I’ve failed at parenting, homeschooling, or whatever for the day.
It can all change with a single song.
Throw on some Mercy Me and listen to your kids praise Jesus through the scripture in their songs.
It’s like a reset button.
You can turn on the radio, throw in a CD, or Grab your iPhone and put on Pandora. If you don’t have it yet it, it’s super easy to download it and create a channel. Just enter an artist or a song you like and get listening.
We use Pandora almost every day in our home. In the car we have XM radio and listen to The Message, which plays Contemporary Christian songs.
The reason listening to music works so well is that you can do it anytime anywhere with no planning or preparation. In fact, that’s the point, it is great for when your day turns into a chaotic crumbling mess of tantrums and not so pretty mommy moments.
Besides being a great reset for your day, there are other reasons that playing Christian music is great for our kids.
1.Your hiding God’s word in their hearts.
It’s one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to memorize scripture.
Your kids will absorb scripture while they’re
throwing food at their brother, peeing on the carpet perfectly and happily doing what you ask.
2. It makes you a better parent.
You can’t praise God and yell at your kids at the same time. Besides, it’s hard be in a bad mood while being thankful or singing about kindness and love.
3.You can point out scripture when you hear it in the verses of the songs.
Just share it with them if you know it, or pull out your bible and look it up together.
Courageous by Casting Crowns, is an example of a Christian song that quotes scripture.
“Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk humbly with your God.” references the verse from Micah 6:8
“The lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
We actually looked this one up one day while listening to the song and shared it with our kiddos.
Below you can grab a printable sheet of 7 contemporary Christian songs that closely quote scripture.
I made it into a game for my kids so they could “catch” the songs on the radio singing scripture. Hopefully, it gets them to listen more closely to the words in the songs. And, I hope it helps me to pull out the bible more often when I’m singing along to the radio.
You can grab the Free Printable list of verses and songs by clicking the button below to subscribe.
I hope you have fun with them.
Thanks for reading,
What are your favorite Christian songs? Do you use this to “reset” your day? Let me know in the comments.
I linked up at Grace& Truth and A Wise Woman this week