Lesson, Scripture

Give God Your Worry

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**Do you ever find yourself wishing you could add scripture to your day? What about your child’s day? And if your anything like me, your days are already totally maxed out on time.
Then you’ve come to the right place.
This blog is for that uber-busy parent who could truly benefit from a five minute Bible lesson with your child. Yes, these lessons are literally five minutes long and posted weekly.
That’s something I can get excited about.**

Materials:

Bible

Large rock (or heavy object)

Lesson:

After prayer, read Philippians 4:6. Discuss this verse. Does your child understand the definition of worry? Over the years, I have been completely astonished at how deep-rooted many children’s prayer requests can be. They are young, but they have the ability to feel so deeply. I recently taught a lesson about worry to K-2 students. We discussed how heavy a worry can feel. At this point, have your child hold the heavy rock. Explain that God commands us to love and care for others, but there is a difference in caring and worrying. Worrying feels heavy on our hearts, kind of like this rock. Now, go outside and find a safe place for your child to drop the rock. How does he feel? Much lighter, hopefully. When we give our worries to God, we feel lighter. He takes those things that burden us so. I know that this is easier said than done, but I also know this lesson was a great reminder to not try and carry troubles on my own two feeble shoulders. I pray that this exercise is a blessing to you and your family.

Happy giving, and as always, happy reading!

~Amberly

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