Rejoice in the Lord Always

 

The Lectionary scripture I am focusing on this week is Philippians 4:4-9.

 

Share the scripture with your child(ren). Say to them that just reading those words brings a song to mind. Who wants to sing it with me? Rejoice in the Lord Always. Tell your child(ren) that songs can be a wonderful way to remember scripture (or God’s message for us).

During my wedding ceremony the minister said, “It’s easy to think that the good times and the bad times are two separate times in life. But the reality is, they are always happening together. It’s what we choose to focus on that matters.”

Reread Philippians 4:8-9. And share the quote above. Ask your child(ren) what they think that quote means. Now have everyone share something really good that happened today. When everyone is done sharing breathe deep and say thank you to God for your moment of joy. Share with your child(ren) that the more you look for the good in your day, the more good you will see.

Close your time together with a prayer asking God to help you notice the good in your day so that you may focus on what brings you joy.

If you give this activity a try I’d love to hear about your experience! Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!

~ Monica

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3 thoughts on “Rejoice in the Lord Always

  1. Loved listening to you sing! Got me singing it the rest of the night. That’ll be a good one for the kids to hear, so it was good to get it stuck in my head. 🙂 Love reading your ideas for devotionals and I’m taking the bits and pieces that I can even for the twins (17 months). Aaron and I have been talking about how we want to incorporate God into our nightly rituals with the kids. These ideas will be a great help. Thank you!

    • Thanks! That is exactly what I’m hoping. That people will find ways to do “the God stuff” as my son says on a more regular basis. Glad you are finding the ideas useful!

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