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

Because GOD IS CREATOR AND KING, I will use the opportunities He gives me.

Preparation: Every day is full of opportunities ... for good or for bad. God is in control of everything, but we are not puppets on a string. God tells us that we have choices, and those choices do affect our life. If we say "yes!" to the opportunities God gives us each day, our life will be filled with adventure!

Read the Bible Memory Verse below.

"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made;
and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth."
(Psalm 33:6)
I have an OPPORTUNITY honor the King of Kings

Let's read 1 Timothy 1:17.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God,
be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

If you found out a great king and queen were coming to your house, how would you prepare for their visit? What would you wear? What would you say?

Sometimes we treat God like a buddy rather than the Almighty King that He is. He wants a personal relationship with us. He wants us to talk to Him about everything, but He doesn't want us to forget that He is the Creator/King and that He deserves our worship.

I have an OPPORTUNITY to know my King better every day

Read Jeremiah 29:11-13. In these verses, God is speaking to His people, the Israelites:

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."

In these verses, God told the Israelites that He had a good plan for them. He also has a good plan for us. It is God's job to work out the details of His plan. What does He say is our job? ( To seek to know Him with our whole heart.)

How do we get to know Him? ( Read His word, the Bible; talk with Him; talk with others who know Him.)

I have an OPPORTUNITY to obey my King

Read John 14:23.

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will
keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will
come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Did you have an opportunity to obey God's words today?

Our days are full of opportunities to see God work! Yesterday we learned that Joseph had many opportunities to see God work! Most people would have given up or become angry with God. Joseph never forgot that God was in charge and that He can do anything! He kept doing his part, and He trusted God to do the rest.

Because God is the Creator/King, He didn't make us puppets, but He gives us opportunities every day to be a part of His perfect plan.

Take a moment and honor God through praise. Praise Him for the things you love about His creation! Praise Him for creating you! Ask Him to help you do your part to get to know Him better, and look for opportunities to see Him work.

When something bad happens, stop and ask God to help you see this as an opportunity to:
  • Honor my King
  • Know my King better
  • Obey my King

Watch to see Him at work; you will be amazed at what He will do!

adapted from Discover God 4 Kids
A Sample Prayer to Conclude Your Time
Heavenly Father,
You, O LORD, are the God of our nation and world. May Your name be
praised forever and ever! Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore You as the One who is over all things. All that we have comes from You. Our life and health are in Your hands. O God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name. May we fulfill Your kingdom purposes while here on Earth.
In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen.