Welcome to week 6 in our Where Is series. In our previous session, we focused on the mouth and shared Ephesians 4:29, “When you talk, don’t say anything bad. But say the good things that people need—whatever will help them grow stronger. Then what you say will be a blessing to those who hear you” (ESV). We learned that it is important to say good words to others. When we say good words to others, we become a blessing to them because we help them feel good, stronger, and more confident. This week, we are sharing a new focus and scripture. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
It is important that we learn to trust God with our whole heart. When we trust God with our whole heart, He can lead us to the places we need to go. Sometimes, we may not understand why God is asking us to go a certain way or why He won’t allow us to go a certain way, but that’s okay. Because God sees all, knows all, and understands why He created us, we can trust that where He leads us is for the best. He has a plan for each of our lives. Let’s trust Him to show us the plan through the path He leads us on in life.
How to Execute the Lesson
You (to child): Where is your heart? Can you point to it?
*Child points (If they cannot point, you point or help them feel it.)
You: There it is! Did you know that it is important that we trust God with our whole heart? Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Every time, we trust God with our hearts, He can lead us to the path we need to take in life. This is important because God sees all, knows all, and understands why He created us. He knows what is best for us, and we can trust that where He leads us is the right path for our life.
Throughout the week, continuously ask your child to point to their heart, other people’s hearts, and pictures of hearts followed by the scripture and explanation. By the end of the week, we want their ears to pique because they will know that that scripture coordinates with a certain part of the body, and if they are able, they will start saying the scripture with you. As a bonus, enjoy the coloring sheet from CCE Contributor and Illustrator Jack Foster. In the picture, we see two children holding hearts to remind us to trust God. Trust God with your whole heart.
-Jacqui Wilson, CCE Founder
Click here to print –> Where Is the Heart Coloring Sheet
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Jack Foster or Mr. Jack as we call him at CCE is a children’s book illustrator and a Bible story/ illustration blogger. He is involved with Free Bible Images, a ministry that supplies illustrations to children’s ministries around the world. His illustrations have been downloaded over 50,000 times.