PSALM 139:14 Every person is
wonderfully made by God.
SAY THIS:What is with you
wherever you go? God's Word is with me
wherever I go.
As you drive, insert the places you pass along the way into this question, "Is God's Word with you at the [grocery store]?" Encourage your child to say, "Yes, God's Word is with me wherever I go!"
"I have hidden your word in my heart."
Psalm 119:11, NIV
BASIC TRUTH: God made me. God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
YOUR SUNDAY BEST By Terry Scalzitti
Growing up, I can remember my mom saying, “Be sure to put on your Sunday Best!” For us, that meant you ought to be clean, tidy, and looking perfect when you go to church. But at the core of this well-meaning admonishment is a comparison game a lot of us never outgrow.
The trap we fall into is comparing our worst to everyone else’s “Sunday Best.” We all do it. Walking down the hallway at church, smiling and waving to a friend who seems to have it all together . . . we begin thinking to ourselves, “Why can’t I be more like her?” or “Why can’t my child act like theirs?” We quickly recall our worst moments and imagine others’ best moments in comparison. How can we avoid this dangerous trap? One way is to be sure that our faith is an exercise and not a “standard.”
When we treat our faith like a standard, we compare our motives, decisions, and actions to a standard we can’t meet. We’ve been told that we need to be “Christ-like.” The problem is when we fall short of Christ’s standard (which we always will). On the other hand, if as parents we treat our faith as an exercise that we put into practice every day, we will understand that there are growing pains that will happen through successes and failures. That’s the difference between a standard and an exercise . . .