Faith is believing in what you can’t see because of what you can see. Sometimes we lose sight of what God’s doing in our lives. But we can see all of the many other ways God reveals Himself. Through the things we can see, we can believe that what the Bible says about God is true.
When we recognize God at work around us, we respond to Him with trust. We have confidence He has a plan for our lives, and we are willing to take risks to see that plan accomplished. Even in our moments of doubt, God will show us something to remind us to have faith.
The monthly memory verse is: “Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see,” Hebrews 11:1, NIrV. We might not clearly see and understand everything about a relationship with God. We can ask questions and read our Bibles to learn more. But faith is believing that what God says is true, that we will live with Him forever, even when we can’t see every detail about how it happens.
Below you will find a preview video for the theme and stories we will be covering this month. You can also download the monthly newsletter so you can follow along at home. It contains some awesome questions to keep the discussion going throughout the week!
Each week, along with the story and theme we will be covering, I will also post a GodTime card for that week. You can look for the link to this in The Weekly or on our Facebook page.
Each day’s devotion includes:
1. a verse(s) to read
2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s)
3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion
4. a suggested prayer.
Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Even though kids in early elementary are beginning to read things on their own, you may want to do the GodTime card with your K-3rd grade child. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still benefit from an adult following up on it.
I hope you are able to enjoy some “God Time” with your kid’s this month as we discover how to have Faith in God in the everyday things. And don’t forget to check out www.orangeparents.org for some great parenting resources from the authors of our curriculum!