Grove Kids - January 16, 2022
The Choice Is Yours
This Month’s Memory Verse:
“God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life.”
2 Peter 1:3a, NIrV
David Spares Saul’s Life | 1 Samuel 24
Next, we look at 1 Samuel 24 at a crucial moment in David’s life. He’s been anointed as the next king of Israel, but King Saul is still around, and he’s out to get David. As David is on the run from King Saul, he discovers the perfect opportunity to take out King Saul and be done with their feud. David paused and realized that taking matters into his own hands was not what God wanted for him. He didn’t let anger control his actions.
I need to make the wise choice.
Don’t be controlled by your anger.
Anger is a natural response to difficult situations. How we handle that anger is essential. As we learn to trust God no matter what, we discover how we can control our anger and not let it get the better of us. God can give us what we need to find ways to think and calm down before making an unwise decision that hurts others or ourselves.
Message to Parents
I’ve spent a lot of time with split/blended families throughout the years and even more with their kids and here’s one of the realities I’ve found…
Many split parents are so wound up with the hate they have for one another that it clouds the grace we need to have for our kids. Please hear me friends, I’m not saying it’s easy, or even possible to do in some situations, especially when you’ve been hurt or the other isn’t cooperating, but in the end, it’s the kids that ultimately suffer when we can’t successfully co-parent.
So what’s the solution? Love and grace…for your kids and for your “ex”. I know it’s not what you want to hear but it’s the truth. Point #4 in this article hits me the most…Unity, unity in parenting is the key.
Hope this article helps…and always know that we are here for all of our families, whether you’re still married, single or starting a new life and family with another…we’re here if you ever need to talk or just vent.
Now for your Kids...
Grab your Bible, can/bottle of soda and get ready to experience Jesus with your kids! Here’s your theme…Self-control is choosing to do what you should even when you don’t want to.
If you dare…grab a soda and take the kids outside. Shake it up and open it!!! Sit on the curb and share the rest with your kids.
Tell them, “Think about a bottle of soda. What happens when you shake it and shake it and shake it and then open it? Soda spews everywhere! People who are easily angered are kind of like that. And sometimes, it only takes one shake, one small something, to make them explode.”
“Do you like to hang out with people like that?”
Read Proverbs 29:11 with your kids.
Now share with them, “Foolish people let their anger run wild. A fool is a person who lacks judgement or sense. But a wise person keeps their anger in check. A wise person stops and thinks, “Why am I so mad? What’s a better way to handle this so I don’t hurt others or myself?”
“Do you want to be known as wise or foolish? If you want to be wise, don’t be controlled by your anger. To do this, you will need God’s help! Stop, pray, and ask God to help you be wise this week and keep your anger in check. Thank Him for hearing you, for helping you and for loving you, always.”
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