Hi all! Today’s Psalm is a song of thanksgiving–giving God thanks. Which works out nicely, because here in the US we are about to celebrate thanksgiving!
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
What are YOU thankful for? Because it is fall here and we are celebrating Thanksgiving, we decided to make thankfulness trees. We have done this before adding one new leaf day throughout the month…but for our craft today, we drew some trees and branches on paper and then took 5 leaves and wrote down some things we were thankful for and glued them to our tree. If you have a large sunday school class, you could make a felt tree to hang on the wall, or if you want, you could memorize Psalm 100 this month and start making your own thankfulness tree, adding one new leaf of something you’re thankful for each day to the tree. You can use real leaves, craft leaves, or even leaves cut from fabric or paper.
Thanks for joining us! Love to you all!
Hey all. Today’s lesson is from Philippians 4.
This is still part of Paul’s letter to the Philippians (the people of Philippi). In this part of his letter, Paul tells the people “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition (that means asking God), with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
This means we don’t have to worry! If we start to worry should we cry? Or hide under our bed? Eat a lot of junk food? No…Paul says if we are worried to PRAY! We can always talk to God. We can talk to God with a thankful heart and ask Him for the things we need.
Now…can we ask God for a trip to Disney World TOMORROW??? We can ask…but He will probably say no. Sometimes God says yes, sometimes He says no, and sometimes He says wait. Just because we ask God for something doesn’t mean we’ll get it right away. But do you know what we WILL get? The Bible says He will give us peace. He will calm our minds and our hearts. If we are worried, and we talk to God, He will help us.
Maybe He will remind us of a Bible verse that says He is control. Maybe He will tell us He loves us, and we can trust Him.
No matter what you are worried about, God wants to hear it. And He wants to help you feel better.
Is there anything you are worried about today? Anything you want to talk to God about? Maybe you and your mom or dad or grandparent can pray right now and talk to God about the things that make you nervous or anxious. Then WAIT. And let God speak to your heart. Maybe He will tell your mom or dad what to say. Maybe He will remind them of a Bible verse they know. But talk to God always…He wants to give you His peace.
Thanks for joining us. Love to you all.