Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of November 15, 2021
Theme: Show God’s Character in Your Life
Scripture: A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. (Proverbs 19:11)
Play: Put on a pair of shoes with shoelaces. Tie one shoe as you normally would. Then tie your second shoe using your hands to do opposite tasks. For example, if you usually make your first loop with your right hand, then make it with your left. Notice how difficult a simple task becomes when you do it a new way. Your usual way is easier because of how you’ve trained your muscles to work.
Talk: Galatians 5:22 tells us that patience is a gift from God! But just like muscles, our patience needs to be trained so that it comes more easily and you learn how to handle challenging situations. The next time something happens that requires you to wait, thank God for helping you practice your gift of patience. Being grateful may even help you keep from getting upset and losing your patience.
Pray: Thank God for His gift of patience and the experiences you’ve had that have helped you to learn to be more patient.
— Renee Gray-Wilburn
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