Grove Kids - September 5, 2021
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Initiative—Seeing what needs to be done and doing it
This Month’s Memory Verse:
Work at everything you do with all your heart.
Work as if you were working for the Lord.
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
Nehemiah and Sanballat – Nehemiah 2:19-20, 4, 6
In our first week, we start at the beginning of Nehemiah’s story in Nehemiah 1:1–2:18. We discover that Nehemiah was working for King Artaxerxes when his brother brought news from the exiles living in Judah. When he heard about the devastation in Jerusalem, Nehemiah was heartbroken. He recognized the vast need, but before he did anything, he prayed. Nehemiah knew that whatever he would do, he’d need God’s help to accomplish it.
I can trust God no matter what.
Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done.
When kids see something that needs to be done, they might think that someone else will take care of it. But what would happen if our kids saw they could be part of the job? We want kids to realize that when they know what needs to be done, God might be telling them they can be the one to do it. And if they can’t do it all on their own, they can ask someone they trust for help.
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Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Initiative is seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
Share with them, “Taking initiative requires seeing a need and doing something about it.”
Read Galatians 6:2 with your kids.
“What does it look like to see a need? When do you know someone is in need? Our verse tells us that it might look like someone carrying something heavy or it just might be noticing when a friend needs extra encouragement to finish a math problem. Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done. Take initiative to solve the problem.”
Ask them each of the questions below and give examples of when you experienced the same things growing up.
1. Your teacher is getting ready to lead the class to the library with a mountain of book in his hands. What do you do?
2. Your grandparent just got back from the grocery store and all the groceries are on the counter. What do you do?
3. Your friend just found out they won’t be on the team they worked really hard to make. What do you do?
Pray with them asking God to direct you to those people that need your help. Have fun with your kids!
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