-I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together-
How Do We Magnify God??
Well, First things First…We can’t make God BIGGER than He already is…Lol!!…but We can make Him BIGGER in Our Everyday Lives.
We Magnify God when We Give Him First Place each day…Making Him Top Priority.
On Sunday, After the children and I read the Sunday School Lesson, We did the little activity that followed…and I thought it was an awesome activity to start out the new year…and not just for the children, but for ALL of Us…both BIG and small!!
It was an activity that showed the Children How to start their Everyday ‘WITH’ God.
Sometimes, I think We make prioritizing God in Our lives into a difficult process, or even a chore, as We try to systematically and legalistically, set aside a special block of time for God. Then, We find Ourselves frustrated and discouraged…when We realize that We just can’t maintain this activity with any regularity…until We finally Quit.
But…I really enjoyed this Activity…and I think it is ‘Simplistically,’ Awesome!!
Here’s the Activity…
First – The Children were asked to pretend to: Yawn and Stretch…And ‘Pray.’
Praying is simply…talking to God.
It Doesn’t matter how long or short You make the conversation…
Just Talk to Him!!
Try Greeting God with a simple, yet cheerful, ‘Good Morning!’
I suggest You aim to be Cheerful…On purpose…Even though You woke-up Grouchy…Lol!!
This idea comes from one of Our CareBibleStudy, ‘Following’ Friends.
She mentioned in her comment on Saturday’s Post – ‘New Year…New Start – WITH God’s Grace’ – that she was reincorporating a New Start for 2015 of – ‘Saying Good Morning to God, FIRST.’
Thanks, Tracy!! 😉
So…In Practice, The kids and I pretended to Yawn and Stretch, as We Greeted God with a Cheerful ‘Good Morning!!’
The next activity was to pretend to: Comb/Brush Your hair…and ‘Pray.’
So…as We pretended to brush Our hair, We Thanked God For A New Day and asked Him to help Us with Our Hair…and with choosing the right outfit for the day.
You mean…God really wants to help Us with Our Hair…makeup…and getting dressed??
In Romans 8:28, The Apostle, Paul writes,
-We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.-
Notice the Wording, ‘All Things.’
This is another easy concept!!
I have a friend who simply says…
So Yes!!…God really IS concerned about the BIG… and the small details in our lives.
God Already has a Good plan for Your Day…So Pray and Ask Him to help make You Look Fabulous!!
The next activity was to: Pretend to Eat Breakfast and ‘Pray.’
Now, Sometimes I forget to Say ‘Grace’…but even for those who diligently and faithfully say grace, before eating…Remember to Pray that Others will have enough food to fill their bellies as well.
So…In practice, As we pretended to Pour the milk over Our cereal, We Prayed…asking God to bless and provide for families and children that may not have enough to eat, today.
My Friend, who is a Minister, reminded me of this recently, when she shared how God had sent someone to bless her family with an entire Thanksgiving Meal…Isn’t God Awesome!!
Finally…the last portion of this activity suggested that We ‘Pray’ as We walk out of our homes to face the issues of the day…that is…enroute to the school bus, the bus stop, or before heading out to your car.
The lesson plan left no suggestion for how We should ‘act-out’ this last activity…but I would like to suggest this:
Pretend to open Your door…Pause for Just a moment, before You Walk Out…And Pray this Prayer:
‘Lord, Give Me YOUR Grace to do the things that YOU would have Me to do today, as YOU order My steps, according to YOUR Plan and YOUR Purpose.’
My Favorite Prayer to Add On Is This:
‘Lord, Make Me Salt and Light in the World, today!!’
Salt – So that Others might thirst for The Living Well of Water…Who is Jesus Christ, in Me!!
And Light – As Jesus’ Light shines in and through Me, providing Light and Guidance for lost Brothers and Sisters…out of darkness…and into YOUR Marvelous Light of Salvation!!
-But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.-
(1 Peter 2:9)
So For 2015…Keep it Simple…As You Magnify God!!
Start Your Day…Keeping God First Place, as You Incorporate Him into the daily routine of Your Everyday Life!!
Do You have a Simple, Morning Routine…As You Keep God First??
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