Object Lesson – Do You “Spend” Your Time Properly?

That is an object lesson utilizing $7 in actual or play cash to show youngsters the significance of spending time with God each day. The advised Bible verse to strengthen the educating is Proverbs 3:6. This text offers a advised breakdown however be happy to regulate it based on the kids you minister to.


Right this moment we will discuss how one can spend extra time with God. To assist with that, I’ve $7 and every greenback goes to characterize 1 hour. A part of the time you spend every week is in church, Sunday Faculty, and mid-week service so let’s put aside three {dollars} for that.

Now, let’s take into consideration some issues you are able to do by your self to spend time with God. First, it is a good suggestion to learn your Bible each day, however that does not imply it is advisable to spend hours doing it. If you have not been studying it each day, begin off with a small period of time and add to it little by little. As an example, if you happen to have been to learn simply ten minutes a day, six days every week, that will be an hour spent with God. (Maintain up one other greenback.) Begin with the e-book of Mark or John and skim for ten minutes. The subsequent day begin the place you left off and skim for ten minutes, and so forth.

Once you learn the Bible, God talks to you. What will we name it if you discuss to God? Prayer, that is proper. It is also a good suggestion to speak to God. When you have been to spend ten minutes a day praying at the very least six days every week, how a lot time would you could have? One other hour, that is proper. (Present the fifth greenback.) That offers us two hours per week with God in a means that everybody one among us can do. You could find ten minutes to learn and ten minutes to wish every day with none drawback.

That is begin, however we will do higher. The Bible tells us in Psalm 119:11 that if we conceal God’s phrase in our hearts, it should assist us to not sin. A straightforward approach to memorize a verse is to repeat it onto a 3×5 card. Then on the primary day, learn it by (out loud if attainable) three or 4 instances. Then quote as a lot as you possibly can and skim the remaining. Do this till you have learn the verse ten instances.

The subsequent day, pull out your card, quote as a lot as you possibly can and skim the remaining. Do this ten instances. Do this each day for every week and by the tip of the week you will in all probability discover that you’re quoting the verse ten instances as an alternative of studying it. That offers you one other hour per week with God. (Present one other greenback.)

We have talked about speaking to God. He truly desires us to speak with him greater than as soon as a day. Here is my problem to you on how one can spend extra time speaking with God all by the day.

– Earlier than you stand up within the morning, take one minute to thank God for one thing he is executed.

– Whereas preparing for varsity, take one minute to wish in your mother and father and siblings.

– Whereas going to high school, take one minute to wish in your bus driver or a pal who does not know Jesus.

– Earlier than your top quality take one minute to wish in your instructor and for God that can assist you to hear properly in school.

– Whereas within the lunch line, take one minute to thank God for one thing he has executed.

– Earlier than your top quality after lunch, take one minute to wish in your instructor or classmates, and ask God that can assist you hear properly.

– In your means dwelling from faculty, take one minute to thank God for what you discovered that day and pray in your bus driver.

– Earlier than beginning your homework, take one minute to ask God for his assist.

– Once you’re preparing for mattress, take one minute to wish that God will frequently make it easier to draw nearer to him.

– Once you get in mattress, take one minute to thank God for the day he gave you.

When you pray these ten instances each day, you will have one other hour of time spent with God each week. That offers us seven hours which averages an hour a day spent with God.

Additionally, if you happen to try this, you could have an exquisite promise from God present in Proverbs 3:6. (Learn or quote the verse.) Once you take a minute to speak to God about faculty work, or praying for a misplaced pal, or asking for God’s assist, you’re acknowledging him. His promise is that he’ll direct your paths. He’ll information you and present you what to do. Is not that an awesome promise? Will you select to spend extra time with God this week?