Our character element for the week is SERVICE FOR GOD!
Story: Nehemiah (Nehemiah 2:1-6; 16)
Bible Verse: “…and to your patience add service for God.” 2 Peter 1:6b
Prayer: Dear God – You have done so much for me. Help me to serve you by helping others. Help me to see when others have a need and to do something about it. Amen.
Parents: Is there another parent you know that could use a night out this week? Give them a call and offer to watch their children. Your kids will love the extra playmates and you’ll be modeling “service to others”.
Birth-Age 2: Even young children can help out at home. Instead of doing all the chores for them, invite them to help you with simple tasks like:
- putting their cup in the sink
- throwing away their diaper
- picking up toys
- putting clean clothes away
It will take more time, but they will love helping you and the seeds you are planting are definitely worth it!
Age 3-Kindergarten: Do your children help with chores at home? If not – this is a good time to start! Keep it simple – let them hep with:
- making their bed
- setting the table
- sweeping after meals
Don’t expect perfection! Make it fun and remind your child that when they are serving their family – they are serving God.