Family Discipleship (Deuteronomy 6:5–7):
August 25, 2019
When you wake: Each morning this week, read Hebrews 12:2 as a family. Ask your family what is something they will face today that would challenge their ability to keep their eyes focused on Jesus instead of the world. Pray together about these things. Remind your family that your best inheritance is in knowing the Lord and not in what the world has to offer.
Before you sleep: As you tuck your kids in bed, share ways each of you saw the Lord's faithfulness throughout the day. It could be big or small, but teach your kids to see the faithfulness of the Lord in the everyday activities of life.
When you sit down: Bring your family together and ask them who they remember has blessed your family. Talk about the ways these people have blessed your family and what it means to be a blessing to others.
Then get out a big sheet of paper and ask your family who they would like to bless as a family. Write down the names of these people and then brainstorm ways you can be a blessing to them.
Talk with your kids about why you are to be a blessing to others. Help them see it is about more than doing nice things for people, it is intentionally loving others so we can share the love of Christ with them.
Come up with at least two specific ways to bless specific people on your list and do them this week. Then come back and talk about how the Lord used that opportunity to bless the other person and to bless your family.
Along the Way: Intentionally look for opportunities to bless other people and see God's faithfulness. Teach your kids how to look for these opportunities in the normal moments of every day.
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