This weekend in CedarVille we learned that God’s way should be our way. We should always follow God, and make sure God’s way is my way!
As a family read about Nehemiah in Nehemiah 2:1-4:23, 7:1-3. Since there are a few chapters to read, try reading a few verses each day. Also take time to read a key verse from this weekend:
“When our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God. –Nehemiah 6:16
Family Discussion Questions:
Why did Nehemiah look sad? What did Nehemiah ask of the king? What did the king do in response to Nehemiah? Did Nehemiah get the help he needed to build the wall? Was everyone around Jerusalem happy the wall was being built? When the people building the wall found out other people were not happy with them, what did they do? Was the wall completed?
Nehemiah followed God and made God’s way his way. He also knew he couldn’t do it on his own, so he prayed and asked God for help to rebuild the wall. We know from the key verse that God helps us do what pleases Him, but we need to also make sure we are trying our best to make His way our way and talking to Him about our life, just like Nehemiah did. Is there anything in your life that you know God wants you to do but is hard for you to do? Talk with your family about a few of those situations. Take a piece of paper and draw bricks on it, making it look like a wall. Then write on the top of the paper “God’s way is my way.” Below that write out a prayer asking God to help you make the right choice. Put the paper somewhere that will remind you to keep God’s way your way.
In CedarVille, we have the opportunity to memorize a verse and earn a special treat. It makes all the difference when families work on memorizing the verse together! This week take time to practice Philippians 4:4-5. The verse is found below. Check out our CedarVille.tv Facebook page for motions that can help your family learn the memory verse together!
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again — Rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again — Rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.” – Philippians 4:4-5