Kingdom Family Devotional by Tony Evans and Jonathan Evans
52 Weeks of Growing Together
If we’re ever to see the salvation of our nation, we must first pursue the salvation of the family. The strength or weakness of the family will ultimately determine whether our society stands or falls. That’s why we’ve written the Kingdom Family Devotional.
This devotional is designed to be a tool for you as parents to use with your children to instill biblical truth and spiritual values in the minds and hearts of the next generation. As the psalmist declared, “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:4, nasb).
This devotional tool has been developed around fifty-two themes to be covered, one per week, throughout the year. We have sought to communicate each theme in a way that’s biblically sound and relevant.
This book was also written with flexibility in mind, so that you can adapt the principles and projects to the various ages of your children. It’s important to insert age-appropriate personal stories, illustrations, and applications as needed.
One of the best and most natural times to use these devotions is around the dinner table (Psalm 128:3) with the TV off and smartphones set aside. Having a concentrated time for the family to focus on God and one another is absolutely critical if we’re going to overcome the secular, godless influences that are engulfing our children and drawing them away from the faith.
A suggested format is to begin and end each devotional time with prayer. This should include having the kids pray. You’ll see that suggestions for prayers are included in some sessions, but most often you will be able to supply your own unique prayers.
To lead the family time, simply read each daily session aloud and follow any instructions that are italicized and enclosed in parentheses (like this).
It’s always a good idea to privately read the session ahead of time. Each devotion has been written in first person for a parent to read aloud. If another family member reads the day’s devotion, that person may need to modify some of the wording.
Some sessions include easy activities that involve common household items. If you have those items ready in advance, your devotional time will unfold more smoothly. Sessions include Bible passages for you to read aloud, but do keep your own Bible nearby for reference.