Tennis + Scripture Memory = Deuteronomy 6:7

Yesterday afternoon after the Falcons kicked the game winning field goal to advance to the NFC Championship Game (Go Falcons!),  Joelan asked me to play tennis with him.  He has tryouts this week for the varsity tennis team at Grayson High School, and  he’s been working hard to get ready.  After we practiced tennis, I told him that we had to do something “spiritual”, because I just shared with Graystone that too much of my time spent with the kids was focused on sports and not spiritual growth.  He laughed.

As we were leaving the tennis court and on our way home, we discussed Psalm 119:9,11.  He and I had memorized these verses together a few years ago, but he had forgotten them.  So, we worked on re-memorizing them.   We also discussed that Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, and it is a chapter about God’s word.  At breakfast this morning before school, Joelan, without my prompting, quoted word-perfect Psalm 119:9. BAM!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:5-7

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  1. Thanks to your awesome sermon…..we spent lunch on Sunday discussing the commandments and it has really helped us with our newly 12 year old daughter. She is “different” from her friends in that she doesn’t have a phone, she doesn’t have a facebook and she doesn’t have a lot of the same priviledges that her friends do. Because of the middle school class and our discussion on Sunday, she now understands why. As parents, we hope our children do not make the same mistakes that we do. As a family, we are striving to be “different”. 🙂

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