This month let your child wake up to, “Good Morning! Stretch your arms way up high if God made you to do good works.”
Mary and Joseph find 12-year-old Jesus sitting in the temple and talking with the religious leaders.
As you’re driving along, ask you child if he can do silly things like, “Can you use your arms to fly to that cloud? Can you run faster than that truck? Can you hop over that building?” As he laughs and says no (or even if he says yes), “You can’t use your arms to fly to that cloud, but I know what you can do. You can do what God wants you to do!”
1 SAMUEL 3:1-10, 19
The boy Samuel learns to listen when God speaks to him.
Add some colorful bath toys to the tub this week. As you bathe your child say, “I see blue. Can you point to something blue?” Do this with several colors. Talk about how Samuel did what God wanted him to do and he looked for the new king. He said, “I see the new king,” and he pointed to David!
1 SAMUEL 16:1-13
Samuel anoints David, the youngest of Jesse’s sons, to be the next king of Israel.
Cuddle up with your child and pray, Dear God, thank You for giving me such as amazing [son/daughter]! I love spending time with [child’s name] so much! I love the way he (name some things you enjoy about your child). I believe You made him to do good works. Please help me become the person You want him to be. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen
1 SAMUEL 17:1-50
The young boy David volunteers to battle Goliath and defeats him with a sling and five smooth stones.