In an ideal world we would have family devotions much more often. In the real world we are kind of all over the place.
- right before bedtime is the best time to hold their attention, because a devotional time then holds the promise of staying up a bit later.
- keep it simple and age appropriate. You wouldn’t spend half an hour talking about the Holy Spirit with your two year old. Or color pictures representing the fruit of the Spirit with your teenagers.
- keep it short.
- make it reflect your own family.
- the most important thing is to make it applicable to their lives. If we aren’t showing our kids how God’s word can change them right now, we are missing a valuable opportunity for our children to know the power of Scripture. No matter what we try to make it apply to their lives in a practical way.