I enjoy working with teenagers in ministry and believe that teen discipleship is so important because they are at a pivotal point in their walk with God. By this age, teens have heard a lot of information from the many influences around them, including parents, youth pastors, peers, music, media, teachers, and education, and they are coming to their own conclusions about life. If they do not have the foundation of knowledge about what they believe, coupled by a growing personal relationship with Jesus, they are more apt to fall away from their faith.
I hope you enjoy this devotional on an attentive heart! Read the italic section or paraphrase with your children to fit their age level. You can do all in one day, or split between a few days. Visual links entitled “visuals” in light blue can be printed ahead of time to show during the lesson, or click link if using your mobile device.
It is clear from scripture that one of the ways we can disciple our children is to teach them to be good listeners. God wants His children to learn to listen to Him and His Word, pay attention to authority to gain wisdom, and be attentive to the needs of others.
Each month at Growing Kids for the Kingdom, we are highlighting a family that teaches their children ways to share God’s love with others by serving together as a family. I hope this will be both inspiring and encouraging; providing ideas of how we can be intentional to serve with our children and raise the next generation to be intentional about sharing the love of Jesus!
Easter is around the corner, and it is one of children’s favorite holidays- mostly for one reason alone- CANDY! What kid doesn’t love to wake up to a basket-full of candy or do an egg hunt and see how much candy he or she received!
While praying about which character trait to focus on for my monthly devotional, the word “secure” kept coming to my mind. This is not a traditional character trait that we tend to focus on as parents, and I tried to brush it away, but I felt God continuing to press it into my heart.
As I continued to pray and seek God on the matter, I felt that He wanted us as parents to focus on security, because it is one of the most important attributes our children need to thrive in this life.
This devotional is meant to be read with your children and is best for ages 4-10. The purpose is to help your kids understand why we can be secure in God’s love for us. My prayer is that as we teach our children the truths about God’s love, the Holy Spirit will work in their hearts to give them a solid security in their relationship with God.
Each month at Growing Kids for the Kingdom, we will be highlighting a family and how they share God’s love with others in different ways. I hope this will be both inspiring and encouraging, giving us ideas of how we can be intentional about teaching our children how to share God’s love with others.
This devotional, for children ages 4-10, will help your kids understand what it means to be responsible, and why it is so important according to the Bible. My prayer is that your children will desire to be responsible, not just so they can earn some reward, but so they can become more like Jesus in the process!