Preschool Devotions

Unshakeable Pursuit: Don't be Shaken

Therefore – don’t be shaken!

 

My dear friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile.

(1 Cor. 15:58, CEV)

 

 

Unshakable Pursuit: Firm in Your Faith

Stand Firm and Don't Be Shaken

Have you ever had a time when one bad thing happened after another and another? When it seemed like there were difficulties all around you? You may have been in this situation in the past, or you may be there now. You may likely face this in the future.

Unshakable Pursuit: Stand Firm

Feet in the sand

I stood in the sand at the edge of the water on the beach when a wave of water came up around my feet.

Pursuing God through Prayer

The baby was born in late spring. Every day when his mother came home from work, she would put him in his stroller and take him for a walk. They loved to walk around the pond and look for ducks. She would say, “God made the ducks. Thank You, God, for ducks.”

Teaching the Talkative, Praying for Patience

In my Mission Friends, we have a 4-year-old little boy who never stops talking. I mean nev-er. He bursts in the room telling us excitedly about the airplane he’s made with his paper from preschool choir. Even while he’s doing everyday things like washing his hands, his head is turned to tell you something. I’m telling the mission story, and he’s talking away.

An Unshakable Pursuit to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples

Multiply

“My friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile” (1 Cor. 15:58, CEV1).

Do you know your multiplication tables? We had to memorize those lists when I was in grade school (which is NOT as long ago as you think!!!). You started with the zeroes (0 x 1, 0 x 2, 0 x 3 . . . ) which was supremely easy since the answer was zero! We had to memorize all the numbers between one and twelve, multiplied by 0–12. When you reached the end to learn that 12 x 12 is 144.

Deep and Wide

deep, wide fountain

As a preschooler, I remember singing a song called “Deep and Wide.” It was a fun song to sing, but I didn’t really understand that the song was referring to God’s love (Eph. 3:18). I did understand that the Sunday School teachers who taught it to me loved and cared for me.

Unshakable Pursuit

Unconditional Love

What other words express what it means to show God’s love unconditionally? With a quick search in a thesaurus for the word unconditional, some other words that came up were total, unrestricted, unreserved, unobstructed, unhindered, and limitless. The word that caught my attention, though, was unqualified. Usually we think of a person who is unqualified as someone who is not equipped or untrained for a position. For example, we might think a person is unqualified for a job position because she does not have the training, skills, or experience to do that particular job. Without a background in that field, the person is unqualified.

A Life Transformed by God’s Unconditional Love

Jesus and Zacchaeus

In our unshakable pursuit to know God more, show His love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples, look at Jesus’ interactions with others.

We see many examples of Jesus’ unconditional love. In a story often used with preschoolers, we see unconditional love in Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus.

Zacchaeus had influence over other people’s lives and so do you. How is the demonstration of God’s unconditional love in your life drawing other people to Him?

Read Luke 19:1–10.

Learning How to Know God More

praying preschooler

“He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven’” (Matt. 18:2–5 NIV1).

The longer I work with preschoolers and children, the more I realize their benefit to me in knowing God more. I often think about all the things I need to teach them to help them follow Christ when, in fact, they are teaching me! Certain things I notice about preschoolers remind me of the example of Christ.

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