I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
Deal bountifully with your servant,
that I may live and keep your word.
Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
(Psalm 119:16-18 ESV)
The Bible feels like my lifeline as a Christian. It is. I pray for my kids that they also will understand this and first learn to read it, then grow in comprehension of the depth of meaning it holds.
My experience as a new Christian (I was born again when 18 years old) was that God gave me a fervent hunger to read the Bible. This clearly comes from the Holy Spirit so I also pray for my children that God will give them this gift — an avid hunger for His word.
“’Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
(Matthew 4:4 ESV)