CONTENTMENT - APRIL 30TH/MAY 1ST

DAY 1

PROVERBS 15:16

This month, we’re talking about contentment, which is deciding to be happy with what you’ve got. Let’s be honest, contentment is hard! Wanting what other people have is easy. After all, no matter what you have, there always seems to be someone else that has something even better.

So, how can we really learn to be happy with what we’ve got? Well, this verse gives us a pretty big clue. Contentment starts with showing respect to God. He created everything so everything belongs to Him. He chooses what He gives to each person. That’s why we need to honor and respect God first. What are some ways you can show respect to God? Write down your ideas below. If you need help thinking of something, ask a grownup how to show respect.

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THANK God for all He’s given you.

DAY 2

 

READ PROVERBS 15:16

This month, we’re talking about contentment, which is deciding to be happy with what you’ve got. Let’s be honest, contentment is hard! Wanting what other people have is easy. After all, no matter what you have, there always seems to be someone else that has something even better.

So, how can we really learn to be happy with what we’ve got? Well, this verse gives us a pretty big clue. Contentment starts with showing respect to God. He created everything so everything belongs to Him. He chooses what He gives to each person. That’s why we need to honor and respect God first. What are some ways you can show respect to God? Write down your ideas to the right. If you need help thinking of something, ask a grownup how to show respect.

THANK God for all He’s given you.

DAY 1

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DAY 2

READ PSALM 23:1

Do you know what a shepherd does? A shepherd’s job is to take care of his flock of sheep. Read the phrases below and unscramble the words for a few clues.

___________ uargds ___________ ttporces ___________ fdsee ___________ suecser

In Psalm 23, David talks about how God is our shepherd. He guards and protects us. He rescues us when we get into trouble. And He provides everything we need. We can have contentment when we remember that God is in control and that He promises to meet our needs. He is our good shepherd.

ASK God to help you trust Him to meet all your needs.

(Answers: guards, protects, feeds, rescues)

DAY 3

READ PSALM 37:4

What does it mean to find your "delight" in the Lord? Delight is another word for joy or pleasure. God wants us to find joy in the things that bring Him joy because His way is the best way. That means treating other people with kindness, helping others when we see a need, and loving people even when they’re unkind to us. It means taking care of the things we’ve been trusted with and remembering that it all comes from God anyway.

Real contentment comes when we put God first, before everything else. Then we’ll begin to see the world the way God does and the things that are important to Him will become important to us. When that happens, God promises that He will give you "everything your heart really wants." Because when God is first, your heart will want what He wants. Pretty cool, right?

Write down one way you can put God first this week. There are LOTS of ways you can do this.

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DAY 4

READ PSALM 37:23

We’ve been talking about what it means to be content. Contentment is being happy with what you’ve got. And one big key to contentment is remembering to put God first and think about the things that are most important to Him. Talking to God, reading His word, and hanging out with kids at church are all ways you can grow in your faith and put God first. He will help you be content where you are, no matter what you have or don’t have.

Head outside with a piece of chalk and draw a hopscotch pattern on the concrete. You’ll need fourteen different squares, but you can arrange your hopscotch board any way you’d like. Inside each square, write one word of today’s verse in order including the scripture reference. Say the verse as you jump on each word.

KNOW that God can help you be content when you put Him first.

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