At this juncture, I want to confess that I did like the idea of quietness and trust. I even dabbled in it, if you will. But, if the truth were to be told, my actions proclaimed: “I want nothing of this!”
Tag: family devotions
The week will begin by defining peace and reading scriptures about how God is our Peace. Then you will present the Gospel again, by talking about how God’s just wrath was satisfied by Jesus’ death on the cross. We now have peace with God because the sin debt has been paid in full. Next, we will talk about how as Christians, we are warriors on a battlefield, and how Satan wants to make our minds a place of worry and stress. You will discover how God can bring peace to an anxious and worried mind. (I have to admit, day three really excites me! Make sure you don’t skip it!). Next, you will talk with your kids about how obeying God (and you) will lead to peace and that when we sin, we step out of the safety and security God’s peace brings. Finally, you will round out the week by encouraging your kids to be peacemakers at their school, church, and with their brothers/sisters.
This week, your family will be looking at the second fruit of the Spirit: Joy! The crux of this week will be teaching your children the difference between temporary happiness and the abundant joy that Jesus offers us through The Holy Spirit. You will discover the real and lasting reason for joy.
Welcome to week one of the family unit, The Fruit of the Spirit. This week, you will begin a 9 week journey with your kids to discover how you can exhibit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Whew! That is a tall order–but we have an amazing God who is ready to empower your entire family to, as Beth Moore put it “Live Beyond Yourself.” We begin with the greatest of these…LOVE.