This Week in Motion Elementary :: When you have to wait, remember what’s true.

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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When you have to wait, remember what’s true.
Golden CalfExodus 32:1-35

In Exodus 32:1-35, Moses met with God on Mount Sinai. He left his brother Aaron and the rest of the Israelites to wait. Rather than waiting patiently for Moses to return, the entire nation of Israel rebelled. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. If only they had remembered how God rescued them from Egypt and trusted God while they waited! 

Engage in everyday moments together this week: 

  • Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, tell them something good and true about them. 
  • Mealtime: At a meal this week, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What is something you’re waiting on right now? What are some things that may make you afraid or unsure? What are some truths that prove those things wrong?” 
  • Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid, “What is something true about you? What is something not true?” (Give an example: You love baseball. You hate candy.) 
  • Bedtime: Pray for each other: “God, when we are waiting, it’s easy to get frustrated, angry, scared, or impatient. Help us to remember You are always working and we can trust in You while we wait.” 

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