The First Thing You Should Say to Your Child Every Morning

In our introduction to the mini-series of the 3 Things You Should Say to Your Child Every Morning, we talked about why it’s so important to take advantage of the mornings with our kids and speak God’s truth into them before they leave for their day. These words of truth help them to be confident in God, not themselves — giving them God-confidence, not self-confidence. In this blog, we will dive into the FIRST thing you should say to your child every morning before they walk out the door. 

Chances are good that you already tell your child you love them, but we want to take it a step further…

#1: Tell them that you love them and you love how God created them.

Say, “I love you and the way God made you so…” and fill in the blank with a different adjective each day of the week. By being specific, it will make your child feel extra special that you are calling out ways God made them and equipped them for their day! For example, tell them they are kind, smart, funny, beautiful, creative, wonderful, etc. No one knows your child as well as you, so this should be easy to do!

Here’s an example of how this might look for you and your child:
“Joshua, I love you and I love the way God made you with such a great sense of humor. You are good at making people smile and that’s important in life.”

Giving children words of encouragement like this will do a few things:

  1. Uplifts them before they go out into the world where they will experience challenges. 
  2. Reminds them that God made them special and unique. 
  3. Shows that they are deeply loved by you and by God. 

Remember, words really do matter. Proverbs tells us that “kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Speaking these truths into your children will fill them up with confidence in God for the day, instead of self-confidence. He’s got their day!

Next up, The Second Thing You Should Say to Your Child Every Morning

Relevant Bible Verses 

“Kind words are like honey — sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Proverbs 16: 23-24

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…Deuteronomy 6:5-7