Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Scripture Sharing - Family Devotional #11

For those of you who are new to my blog, I post nearly every Sunday on a simple devotional you can do with your family. To see all the devotions, click on "Family devotionals" in my right sidebar under the heading "Labels".

We are trying to be more purposeful in teaching the Bible and our faith to our children, so these devotionals are something we do in our house every week. Sometimes the day of the week has to change due to conflicts, but we try to be sure to do it another day when that happens. Because my children are young (ages 6, 3, and 1) these devotions are very simple and fairly short. If you have older kids you could get a little more in depth in your discussion time.

To do one of these: 1st- Gather your family 2nd - Read the introduction and let kids answer the questions, guiding them a little with the answers. 3rd - Do the activity together as a family. 4th - Read the Bible verse. 5th - Talk through the discussion together. 6th - Pray together.

For extra credit - memorize the verse together as a family throughout the week.

Today's Topic is:

Your work is service to God.

Ask your children, "What is work? What kinds of work do you do?" Help them come up with answers like, "school work, cleaning their rooms, setting the table, etc." "Can work be fun?" "Is your work important?" "Does God see you working?" "Does it make him happy?"

Do a job as a family. This could be cleaning out the refrigerator, weeding the garden, washing the car, or even simply folding a basket of laundry and putting it away together.


Eph 6:7, "With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men."

All of our work is important to God. We should work like we are doing it for God. This means doing a good job, our best! Even little kids can do jobs and be helpful to their families and teachers. And this makes God happy. It can make us happy, too! Don't you feel good that we accomplished something today? It will be so nice to have this clean refrigerator/car/weeded garden/clean clothes to wear in our drawers!

Dear God, thank you for you for giving us work to do! Help us to remember that we are serving you when we do it. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for these family devotionals. I think this one in particular will be good to do with my girls.

    BTW-How was your camping trip?


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