Over the years, the kiddos and I have used the A.B.C. Scripture Cards as a way to pray and memorize Scripture. (Click HERE for an earlier post/video and more information on these awesome cards)
I wanted to share the two particular verses that have stood out and helped us the most so far.
The two verses are -you guessed it!- the “B” and “D” verses.
B: “Be kind to one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
D: “Do to others as you would want done to yourself.” Luke 6:31
In our house, B and D are not just two simple letters being put together, but two BIG letters pointing my children back to some very important words. When my children start picking at each other or fighting, I quietly and firmly say to them, “B.D.”, and they know exactly what it means. I even ask them if they are “B.D-ing” in certain situations, which quickly makes the light bulb go off in their sweet minds to recognize how they are acting, realize they aren’t “B.D-ing” and respond by “B.D-ing”.
This year, as my son has been adjusting to 1st grade in a new school we have really been going over B.D. So much that we’ve taken it a step further and on most days I write it on his hands. He then writes it on mine. We are in this together and I need to be reminded of B.D. just as much as he does.
Using these verses and the letters in which they stand for has created a unique way to communicate quickly and effectively as I parent and it has so greatly impacted the kids. I even see them writing B.D. in random places- YAY.
While I know the Lord’s greatest concern is our heart and not just our actions, getting His Words planted deeply in a heart can cause great transformation and lasting change. “B.D.” has been an incredible way to come back, not to my words, but to God’s and how He desires us to treat others so I wanted to share. Love you all.