Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sky Ranch Family Devotional…Listen to God, with Stacy A. Davis ~ Bible Teacher and Sky Ranch Board Member

Family Fun Icebreaker: What is a great piece of advice that you are glad you listened to?

Question: How do you know God is real? 

Topic 2: Trust—God is Real

Today’s Big Idea: Listen to God

Share with your family that God has placed other people in your life to be a witness to you that God is real. The witness of their personal experience with God is evidence that He is real.
The questions give your family the opportunity to share about the influence of God’s witnesses in your life. Jesus and the disciples are witnesses to you. Each of us has met people who talk about God today, but some seem more sincere than others. Share with your family that there are two groups of people who claim to have a relationship with God: those who really are in a relationship with God and those who pretend to be in a relationship with God. The key is figuring out who really has a true relationship with Him and learning from the wisdom that they share. Godly people will share godly wisdom. Listening well to godly role models is a learned skill. Learn to slow down and listen. Talk to your family about the value of listening to wisdom. Share the purpose of listening and the benefits of listening well throughout your life. 

Talk with God: Read scriptures and questions below.

John 18:37 (ESV) (Jesus is speaking): “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
1 John 1:3 (NASB) (Jesus’ disciples are speaking): “What we have
seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.”

Walk with God:

Discuss with younger kids: You know a lot of people! Your family, friends, and Sky Ranch friends are some of the people that you know. Some of your friends have a real connection with God and have told you about their relationship with Him. How has sharing their story of their friendship with God influenced you?

Discuss with older kids: Everywhere you go people attempt to influence you. Some influences are good; others are bad. Everyone wants to be heard. How do you decide the people to listen to or ignore? God has sent, or will send, people into your life that will tell you about their personal relationship with God. How will their personal experience act as evidence that God is real? When you hear God’s truth from others, how well do you listen and respond?

Prayer suggestion: Pray for God to help you listen to Him. 

I will be praying for you!

Stacy A. Davis, Author
Sky Ranch Family Devotionals 

© 2013 Stacy A. Davis, Inc. All rights reserved.

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