Posted December 19th
TRUST - Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on.
1 John 4:19 says, “We love because he first loved us.” And wow, how He loves us. It makes sense that we love God back. Who wouldn’t love this God who created us and said we were good, who came to redeem us when we had lost our way? But here’s the tricky part. If you love God, you will trust God because trust and love go together.
That’s why, when you first encountered His love, you made an initial step to trust Him with your life. But that’s not the end. As believers, we have to put our trust in God again every day. Every moment of our lives we have choices, and in those moments we can choose to put our confidence in God or to put our confidence somewhere else.
This month we are going to take a look at what it means to trust God—both for the very first time and each day in the face of new circumstances. When we’re not sure what’s going to happen next, we can look back at all the ways that God has provided for us in the past. That makes it easier for us to respond to God like our monthly memory verse says to: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.’” Matthew 22:37-38.
Parents, using the resources below, lead your kids in talking more about the Bible stories and the virtue of responsibility all this month.
God Time Cards are devotionals for you to use with your child at home during the week. Each day's devotional includes a verse to read, an activity, a devotional that teaches something about God, and a suggested prayer.
Parent Cues are a great way to get a quick look at the virtue and memory verse for the month; as well as the bible story for the week and questions for parents and kids to ask one another at various times throughout their day together.