Monday, November 14, 2011

A Quick Devotional Idea

Just a quick family devotional idea that we pulled off last week around the dinner table.

Question 1:  What gifts have we been given that we think are incredibly cool?

Each person gets to share, talk about the gift and why it's cool, etc.

Follow-up:  Where did those gifts come from?

Again, each person gets to remember how the gifts got there.

Scripture:  James 1.17 - every good and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of Lights.

Application:  every gift is from God.  So just as we tell others thanks, we can live as a grateful people because everything is ultimately from Him.

Question 2:  What have we worked for and bought that we think is incredibly cool?

Again, sharing.

Follow-up:  Where did our money to buy those things come from?

Again, sharing.

Scripture:  Deuteronomy 8.18 - the ability to make wealth is a gift from the Lord.

Application:  even when we get paid, it's a gift from God.  So even then, gratitude is an appropriate response.

Whether we earn it or someone gives it to us, everything is a gift and God deserves our thanks.

(You can also do this over two nights...)

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