If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.

Because GOD IS PERSONAL, I can talk to Him every day.

Preparation: Before you begin today's study, retrieve the branch or stem you cut from the plant yesterday.
  • Does it look any different today than it did yesterday?
  • Who is your best friend?
  • Why is he/she your best friend?
  • How did you become best friends?

Read the Bible Memory Verse below. Can anyone say it by memory?

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. (John 10:14)

How is having a friendship with God different than having a friendship with someone else? How is it the same?

It can seem difficult to have a friendship with someone you can't see. Many people use letters, e-mail, and phone calls to stay in touch with friends they can't see face-to-face.
God talks with you; you can talk with Him; but how?

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3)

How does God want us to call or talk to Him? Ask someone to read Philippians 4:6. How many different ways can we speak to God?
  • Prayer - Telling God about your day
  • Supplication - Asking God for what you need
  • Thanksgiving - Thanking God for what He has done
  • Requests - Sharing your heart's desires with God

Because God is a Personal Spirit, we can talk with Him. Every friendship starts with a conversation. We know that God hears us, and we know that He speaks to us. We will learn more about how to hear Him speak tomorrow.

Take a moment to let God know what kind of friendship you would like to have with Him, and thank Him that He sent Jesus to make that friendship possible. You can tell Him everything and ask Him anything!
  • Prayer - What do you want to tell God about your day?
  • Supplication - What would you ask from God right now?
  • Thanksgiving - What are you thankful for today?
  • Requests - What is bothering you today that you want God to know?
adapted from Discover God 4 Kids
A Sample Prayer to Conclude Your Time
Dear God, I want to know You as You really are, the Creator God of the universe, our Heavenly Father, who holds everything in Your hand. You know my past, present, and future. Help me to love, trust, and obey You with all my heart, soul, mind, and will. Thank You for giving me an opportunity to know You intimately as my heavenly Father and to tell others about You and Your marvelous love. Amen.