November Series: Gratitude sometimes feels like a lost art, yet gratitude is an idea close to God’s heart. Think about all of the Bible stories where people gave thanks to God. The Israelites celebrated God with feasts and festivals. The writers of the psalms wrote songs of praise to thank God for being faithful. Throughout this month, we hope kids will learn to be grateful for everything God has done. When we remember all of these things, we can always be thankful.
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Celebrate what God has done.
David Dances ● 2 Samuel 6:12b-22a
In 2 Samuel 6:12b-22a, we find King David in a powerful moment in Israel’s history. David had the privilege of bringing the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem. He was so overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement that he danced and celebrated. David was willing to make himself look foolish to worship God for being faithful to the Israelites.
Engage in everyday moments together this week:
- Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, let them know that you not only love them, but you like them too.
- Meal Time: At a meal this week, turn it into a celebration. Prior to the meal, have everyone write down something good God has done on a poster board. Then at the meal, display the poster board, and have a party celebrating what God has done and is doing in each of your lives.
- Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid: “What is something new you’ve learned or now understand better about God?”
- Bed Time: Pray for each other: “God, thank You for sending Jesus to die for our sins. Thank You that we can have a relationship with You. Thank You for loving us no matter what.”