Monday, February 23, 2015

Jesus' Questions: Day 4

I'm trying something new this Lent. My goal is to find a simple way to talk about living our faith with my children on a daily basis, outside of our (more) formal studies of Scripture and Catechism. This series is based on the questions Jesus asks within the Gospel of Matthew. I am brainstorming here some ways to discuss these passages with each of my children and am sharing with you in hopes that you and your children might be blessed by daily faith sharing. If you try this with your children, I would love to hear about your conversations in the comments!
If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will He not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? ~ Matthew 6:30
Focus ~ Sometimes we can think we need so much more than we have. It is in our very nature to want more. We see something in a store or something a friend has, and we desire it. This isn't isolated to just material things. Maybe we wish we were better at something. Maybe things are really hard, and someone we love is suffering. We must trust in God to take care of us always, no matter what, because He loves us always, no matter what.

Littles ~ Show me with your hands how much you love God. How much does God love you?

Middles ~ What is something you wish were different or better in your life today? Do you think it's something God wants to change? Why or why not?

Bigs ~ How is God challenging your faith in His providence today? Are you wondering about how some situation will turn out in the end? How can you give it to God and trust Him?

Moms ~ Tell about how you remember to praise and thank God for your many blessings (i.e. prayer, gratitude journal, etc.) on a daily basis instead of just ask Him for the things you want and need.

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