Hands-on Faith for Families– week of 1/14/13
God's Purpose for Things
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Talking to God
Thank God that He has a purpose for every thing He gives us.
Think of some of the unique things God has given you. In a show-and-tell format,
take turns sharing about some of the gifts you treasure. Show your favorite items
and explain why they're valuable to you.
It's exciting to explore the things God's given to us. It's even more exciting when
we understand that everything — even our belongings — has a purpose in God's
plan. In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a story about three servants, each one
entrusted with a valuable talent of money. Two of the servants were faithful and put their money to work for their master, using it to accomplish his purposes. And they were rewarded for their efforts when their master said, "Well done, good and
faithful servant!" It's the same for us. As we use the things God's given us to work toward His goals, like blessing others, we're sharing in God's happiness.
Talking to Each Other
• How has God met your needs with something He has given you?
• How can God meet the needs of those around you through some of the things He's entrusted to you?
From Focus on the Family's Thrivingfamily.com. ©  [Janine Petry]. Used by permission.