How many times have you asked your children to clean up after themselves? After awhile, you start to sound like a broken record. This month Pathways Kids is learning what it means to take initiative and get the job done. Whether it means seeing that the garbage is full and taking it out, or realizing when we need to have difficult conversations with friends and taking initiative to have those conversations. Let’s train up our children to open their eyes to their surrounding and get involved in what needs to be done. What if your children started to DO without being asked and really practiced this virtue of initiative?
To dive deeper into initiative, we are heading back to the New Testament to take about one of the greatest examples of someone taking initiative, a man named Nehemiah. This month, we’ll break down the story of Nehemiah into four segments that will give kids insight into this idea of initiative.
Colossians 3:22a “Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord.”
Bible Story: Nehemiah heard of devastation and before anything prayed and asked God for help.
Bottom Line: When you see something big to be done, ask God for help.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Fixed the Wall (Nehemiah 2:1-9; 11-18)
Bottom Line: When you see what needs to be done, don’t wait for someone else to do it.
Bible Story: Nehemiah stopped what he was doing to help someone else. (Nehemiah 5:1-12)
Bottom Line: When you see people in need, don’t wait for someone else to help them.
Bible Story: Nehemiah leaned on God to get the job done.
Bottom Line: You can trust God t help you do what needs to be done.
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