MOVE Family Devo – Week 4

april 30

Big Idea for this week:

As we become joyfully generous, we experience God’s grace in ways that bring us joy and Him glory.

Questions to move your heart towards God:

1. Do you think our family has a lot or just a little?

2. Do you know anyone who doesn’t seem to have a lot?

History Lesson from Bible:

Read 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 together as a family

Make it Real:

To make it real for the kids, it always helps to tell stories. Children love to hear stories about their parents’ past. Tell them

about a time when you sacrificed something for someone else. Maybe you only had enough lunch money for yourself but you

saw someone hungry so you gave it away. Maybe you saw a person in the cold and you took off your hat and jacket and gave

it to them because you realized they needed it more than you. Any example of sacrifice to serve someone will be great, and if

you can remember a time from when you were their age that is a great option as well. Remind them that when we sacrifice for

others we are being like Jesus. He always sacrificed to help people and he even sacrificed His very own life for you and your

sin. Since he made that sacrifice for us, God is able to forgive us and love us even though we sin/make mistakes.

Reinforce Big Idea: As we become joyfully generous, we experience God’s grace in the ways that bring us joy and Him glory.

Family Fun to Wrap up

Have your child/children make some yes/no signs. Walk around your house and point to typical things they are used to having

and ask them if they think people in poor countries have those things. Let them hold up a sign based on their answers. Come

up with 10 things and give them points for each correct answer. Give them a “high five” if they can get a certain amount of

points. Show them things like: running water, desserts, electricity, medicine, refrigerator, movies, cars, meat in the fridge,

Heat/AC… Of course all these things are a major luxury for the majority of our world and to have all these things means we are

very blessed.

As they realize how blessed they are, ask them to think of a way they could bless someone since they have so much. Ask them if

they’d even be willing to sacrifice something that they consider their own to help someone in need. This will help tie the reality

of how God desires for us to be givers to their hearts.

Reinforce Big Idea: As we become joyfully generous, we experience God’s grace in the ways that bring us joy and Him glory.

Finish with family prayer: (see suggestion below)

Dear God, thank you for giving us so much that we have even more than we need. You are so generous and loving. Lord, we

want to be good givers just like Jesus. God, please help us love like Jesus so much that we are willing to give up what we have

to serve Him and help others. Thank you Jesus for loving us so much! In Jesus name we pray, Amen.