Kid’s Devotional Life | Sunday School Solutions
by Aubrey Kyle
Spending personal time with God is just as important for children as it is for you! God wants to spend time with all of His children, and that includes the saved children in your Sunday school class. Sadly, many children have no idea how to have that quiet time.
You can help the children you teach learn how to make their own quiet time by asking them to think through three questions: where, what, and how.
First, where should the child have their quiet time? Give them ideas like their room, at the kitchen table, or the backyard. Help the children think of a place they know where it will be quiet with few distractions.
Next, what do they need for their quiet time? Some of the things they would need are a Bible, some paper or a notebook, and something to write with. They could even use a children’s devotional book to help guide their quiet time.
God wants to spend time with all of His children, and that includes the saved children in your Sunday school class.
You may wish to recommend or provide the children you teach with a devotional book. Child Evangelism Fellowship® offers both The Wonder Devotional books for older children and Every Day with God devotional books for younger children, both of which can easily be found online by searching CEF Press®.
The first Every Day with God devotional teaches about creation, the person of God, and goes through Moses. The next four are chronological about the life of Jesus, and the sixth and final one goes through the book of Acts. These books help children to learn to go through the Bible systematically, so they are familiar with all of God’s Word, rather than just jumping around with no direction. These and other devotionals are available at CEF Press.
The final thing you want the child to know is how to have a quiet time. Teach the child to start by praying—confessing sins, thanking God for what He has done for them, asking God to help them to understand what they will read in the Bible, and asking Him for help to obey what it says. Encourage the children to then read a short passage in the Bible and to spend time thinking about what the passage says, means, and—most importantly—what God is saying to them through it.
Encourage them to write down what they learned through their reading. You could give each child a notebook to decorate for their very own quiet time!
Finally, you can tell the child to end their quiet time by praying again. They can thank God for speaking to them and ask Him to help them obey Him in what they learned. Having a quiet time with God is important for every believer, especially for the saved children in your Sunday school. By starting young, saved children who have quiet times can begin building good habits to help them walk with God that will grow with them throughout their entire lives.
Having a quiet time with God is important for every believer, especially for the saved children in your Sunday school.
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