The Jews place a Mezuzah on the doorpost of their home to remind them of their love for God and the Law of God. Here are some things that you can do to influence those in your home to love God and regard the law of God:
* Fill your home with reminders of the truths of Scripture and your allegiance to them.
* Listen to good, Christian Radio Broadcasts and iPod, etc.
* Play Christ-exalting, pure, joyful, scripturally-sound music constantly in your home.
* Have a copy of God’s Word featured prominently in your home. (Not a decoration)
* Place good, Christian literature all around your home. (Toilet-tank edification)
* Make craft items that feature Scripture quotations. Place them around your home or use them for gifts “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
* Have a family bookcase and invest in good biographies of Great Christians. Read them to your children in the evening or paraphrase them for smaller children. (Use the highlighter outline method)
* Record your family stories which illustrate the things the Lord has taught you and send them to your children or grand-children.
* Keep a Prayer Book and record answered prayer
* Make a special project of making a Missionary Prayer Book (card collection; stamp collection) (Jer. 5:5)
* Take one of your children on a missions trip.
* Go on an adventure to seek God. -One pastor took his son on his senior year to section hike the AT and taught him the Book of Ephesians on the trail. -North Manitou Island Adventure.
* Be careful not to grieve the Spirit of God with entertainment that doesn’t please Him.
* Have a world map in your home and show where world prayer needs and missionary endeavors.
* Have missionaries in your home.
* Display beautiful, balanced art— with a purpose or a story
* Invite those with needs to your home to help them.
* Bake and cook to give things to others.
* Be sure each child has his own Bible and learns how to treat it.
* Take advantage of difficult situations and see them as “aids to communion” (2 Cor. 12:7-9)
* Dad: Before you leave for work in the morning arouse the children’s curiosity by saying: tonight after dinner, I’m going to tell you “The BB gun mystery” The story of “Skipper the Missionary Dog.” etc.
* Mom: Devote yourself to meaningful homemaking. Turn on your creative skills toward it.
* Get your home neat and organized. Practice jurisdictional leadership, example.
* Have a time of family devotions regularly.
* Use scripture memory charts and small incentives.
* Put scripture memory cards on ‘fridge, shaving mirror, speedometer, wallet etc.
* Carry “ammo” for the devil in areas of temptation.
* Build a good Bible Study Library
A Word Study Bible
A good Bible Dictionary (teachers should have “ISBE” or Zondervans Pictorial Bible Dictionary).
A good Bible Atlas
The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. (TSK)
* Come to prayer meetings as a family
* Worship as a family
* Teach your children to sit quietly in church (how to do it)
* Create a quiet bag
* Have a Saturday night ritual
Shine shoes -this is a good time for the Father to “bless” each member of the family
lay-out all clothes
* Have a Sunday Morning ritual (music, Breakfast, no time for selfishness here)
* Dress up and make the Lord’s Day special
* Develop a family ministry (sing in Rest Homes/ Adopt a Widow)
* Teach your children young how to tell others how to be saved.
* Make your own Wordless Book
* Sponsor a neighborhood 5-Day Club
* Teach them to distribute tracts
* Evaluate teaching, but never openly criticize spiritual leaders.
* Father should assume enthusiastic leadership in all these areas
* Mother needs to show great enthusiasm at whatever attempts the father makes in this direction.
* Remember that spiritual things are discerned with the spirit, so don’t worry if you think preaching is “over their head.”
* Cleanse home. Go through your house and ask God to show you anything that could cause your children to stumble… remove it.
* Study Scriptural and spiritual definitions of names and use them to “bless” your children
* Put the children into bed each night with a prayer.
* Have them pray, but don’t have them pray “canned” prayers
* Go on special “adventures”
* Rise early and go on a walk to work on Scripture memory
* Get out on the lake to talk about a biblical principle
* Take “full moon” walks
* Establish scriptural convictions and educate your family to embrace them.
* tell stories of the spiritual journeys of your families.
* Use clothing that symbolizes your devotion to Christ.
* Praying together as a family
* Use your talents for Christ
* Listening to people and acting on needs as a family
* Bible memory
* Use character-building books—Christian
* Center around the local church. Always cast local church ministry in a positive light.
* Have the children serve under people who don’t have the same gifts that you do.