This Week in Motion Elementary :: Waiting can make you wise.

April series: Waiting is a part of life. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait on our own. Through the Holy Spirit, God can help us experience the patience we need to wait well. After all, God is patient with us. God is in control and knows what’s best for us. Even though God’s people had been waiting for years for the promised Savior, at just the right time, God sent Jesus. Because we’re created in God’s image, we can reflect God’s patience in our lives. We can be patient when we remember what God has done. We can lean on God’s Holy Spirit to give us the strength we need to trust God and show patience with the difficult circumstances in our lives. 

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Waiting can make you wise.
A Patience ProverbsProverbs 14:29

We kick off the month with a patience proverb found in Proverbs 14:29: “Anyone who is patient has great understanding. But anyone who gets angry quickly shows how foolish they are.” When it comes to waiting, we have a choice. We can either lose our patience and get upset, or we can choose to keep our cool and think about what we can learn through our waiting. We can trust that God will help us wait well. 

Engage in everyday moments together this week: 

  • Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, tell them about a time when you saw them make a wise choice. 
  • Mealtime: At a meal this week, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What is something you had to wait for? How did it feel while you were waiting? How did it feel after it happened?” 
  • Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid, “What games did you play during recess today?
  • Bedtime: Pray for each other: “God, thank You that even when it seems like nothing is happening with things we are waiting on, You are teaching us things we need to know and preparing us for whatever is next.”

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