What’d You Say?
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Can you express how you feel without ever saying a word?
Our words and actions matter, and our attitude can either be a good or bad influence for others. Let’s act out different attitudes we might have based on different situations.
Suggested situations: (I’m sure you can think of some that apply to your family!)
Parent says, “Turn off the TV!”
Teacher says, “You’re having extra homework.”
Coach says, “You’re on the bench!”
Pastor says, “God wants us to forgive others.”
Mom says, “No snack before dinner.”
Dad says, “Pick up the trash in the yard.”
Teacher says, “Today we’re going to play a get-to-know-you game.”
School bus driver says, “Get quiet!”
Read Psalm 51:10 and ask: Who can create a clean heart in us and renew our attitude? God can help us have an attitude that pleases Him. Let’s try to choose an attitude that is both prayerful and thankful.
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Share the acronym PRAY to teach your children about how to have a prayerful attitude when they talk to God. Use this as a guide for prayer at dinner or bedtime to add some variety to your prayers.
P raise God!
Draw a picture to express your thoughts about God or say your own words of praise to Him. (If you need ideas, read Psalm 145.)
To repent means that you are sorry for your sin, and you want to change. Sit quietly and think. Is there any sin I need to repent of? If you need God to take away any sin, tell Him you are sorry and ask Him to forgive you.
Ask God for whatever you, your family, or your friends need. Say or write three requests. Put today’s date and wait to see how God will answer.
To yield to God means you say yes to what God wants. Tell God you want His way more than you want your own way.
Sing Your Praise
When you are happy, what do you like to do? Do you ever feel like turning the music up and singing at the top of your lungs? James 5:13 says we should sing praises to God when we have a happy attitude.
Crank up the music (praise music, that is) while you are riding in the car and praise God as a family! What a great way to honor God and express your joy and thankfulness!