CrossKids Devo | God Only
6/18/2020 – God Only – Jonah 3:1-2, Acts 8:35
Activity – How RU Doing
Draw a line on a sheet of paper. Place a 1 on the left end of the line, a 10 on the right, and a 5 in the middle. As kids arrive, ask them to pencil in their initials on the line.
Say: If your day was so awful you wish you'd slept through it, place your initials by the 1. If it was a great day and you wish you could repeat, put your initials by the 10. Place your initials anywhere on the line that shows how you feel today.
Bible Time – Trusting – Jonah 3:1-2 , Acts 8:35
Verse Of The Day: Jonah 3:1-2
Read: Acts 8:35
Story: Continued from Yesterday. Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of the big fish. Yuck!!! But Jonah also did some pretty serious thinking during that time and he did something very important. He asked for forgiveness. He realized that he was following his own will and plan and refusing to follow God. He then asked the Lord to forgive him for disobeying Him. How many of you remember the rest of the story? Did God just leave him there in the belly of the big fish? He certainly could have and that would have been the end of the story of Jonah. Even though Jonah didn’t deserve a second chance, He gave him one. We can mess up too and sin. But God isn’t through with us. We sometimes have to learn the hard way like Jonah, but at least we learn. God’s grace is bigger than the big fish. When Jonah turned back to God, not only was he rescued from the fish, God told him that He still wanted to use him. His career as a prophet of God wasn’t over! God can still use us even after we make mistakes.
Philip didn’t have to learn the hard way. It is always better to obey the first time then to have to learn obedience the hard way. Have you ever disobeyed your parents and found out that it wasn’t a very pleasurable thing to do? How it would have been so much better just to do what you were asked to do in the first place. It is then that your parents will forgive you. We need to remember Philip when God calls on us to share His truth with others. What a wonderful privilege it is that God would want to share the truth of Jesus with others through us. We are God’s instruments to share the news about His forgiveness and love. God wants to use our lives to spread the good news about Jesus all over the world. Maybe someday he will even use you and me to share with someone on our street or around the world. But know this; that God does have a wonderful plan for our lives. Let’s ask Him what that plan is and then be willing to say “YES” to whatever it may be! Continued on Thursday
What did God teach Jonah?
Did Philip learn the hard way or the easy way?
Kid’s Bible Dictionary
Repent: To change your direction; to turn away from sin.