Read 1 Peter 4:10
Say: God has given you specific gifts – not gifts that are wrapped up with a bow – but gifts like talents and abilities. He gave you those gifts so that you would use them to make a difference. The way God made you is so very special. There are things that you can do that no one else can. As a kid, you’re just beginning to discover the unique and special qualities that make you, you! Maybe your friends and family have started to notice them too.
As a family “interview” one another by asking these questions:
1. What do you think I’m good at? What do I love to do?
2. How do you think I could use that gift or ability to make a difference?
Prayer: “Dear God, thank You that even though we’re young, we can make a difference right now. Help us know You more every day. Help us share Your love. Help us tell others about You. Help us make a difference this week by ___________(fill in the blank). We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”
With the help of an adult, look up YouTube “Kid President”. Choose a video to watch and see how even kids can do some pretty amazing things.
Talk with someone in your house about what you watched and think of something you can do to make a diﬀerence. Know that God can use you to make a diﬀerence.
Think back to yesterday and how you thought about something you can do to make a diﬀerence. Now, think of what you can do right now to make a diﬀerence in your home! Can you help your parent with dinner, entertain your younger siblings, create a picture for your teacher? Now, stop thinking and start doing!
Look for ways that you can make a diﬀerence right where you are.
Look up this week’s Bible verse: 1 Timothy 4:12. Read it aloud a few times and then think: If you believe in Jesus, you get to tell others about Him and be an example of what believers should do! Just because you are young does not mean that you don’t get to do big things! Telling others about Jesus, showing love and kindness and being a friend are great ways to reﬂect Jesus to others!
Ask God to show you how to be a good example to those around you.
God can use you no matter how old you are, where you live, or what you know. Being young means that you have a long time to make a diﬀerence. Ask God to help you start making a diﬀerence now!
“Dear God, I pray that today I can start making a difference. I am young but you have made me to do big things. I pray that you can help me know and see what I can do to help those around me. I love you, God. Amen” Thank God for giving you the time to do big things for Him.