From: 101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent‐Child Connection
Devotions, Tips, and Activities
By: Michael and Tiffany Ross
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Ahead of time, familiarize yourself with Exodus 16:1–36. God had just delivered the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, parting the Red Sea and giving them miracle after miracle as Moses led them to the promised land. But now the Israelites are starting to complain, especially about the lack of food and water. In this passage, God comes through again—this time with quail and manna. Retell a kid-friendly version of this story. Emphasize the message that God is our sufficiency—He provides all we need.
Talk It Out
· Can you think of a time God gave our family exactly what we needed—right when we needed it?
· Read Matthew 6:25–27. Why does God tell us not to worry?
· How does it make you feel to know that God provides all we need?
Help your child understand that (1) life has its ups and downs—often moving from peace to challenge, and usually back to peace again—and (2) God will take care of us through every season. He will protect us during the storms and will celebrate with us each time the sun returns. He cries when we cry, and He takes pleasure in our happiness. He feels what we feel and walks with us every step. Why? Because He is our Creator, our Father, our Friend. . .and especially our Sufficiency. God knows what we need exactly when we need it. He will never abandon us, nor will He leave us alone when life is painful. Jesus is the God of all comfort, the God whose name is “The One Who Will Be There with You.”
Talk to God
As you pray, encourage your child to (1) thank Jesus for meeting our needs and (2) ask the Lord to help us not to worry.
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