Learn a Commandment a Month

Categories: Freshness and Newness

The new year is a good time to focus on a commandment a month, and invite the pupils to make it their own, and to really work to put it into action. Talk about how to keep God first in all their activities. Ask them to pray at least 5 minutes every morning and again 5 minutes at night, and slowly increase the time they spend with God. Emphasize the importance of prayer being our conversation with God.

Help them realize God is their best friend. Make a list of the qualities they want in a friend and see how God meets those needs.

Recently, I heard a little one not yet two years old, saying, "I can't do this." Over and over she'd say this. So, I finally went to see what was so difficult. She was putting a puzzle together and the pieces wouldn't fit. I asked her to say, "God is my mind and He directs me." We practiced saying it. When I was back in the kitchen, I heard "I can't do it." I said, "What can we say instead?" She would state, "God knows and I know." Or "God is my mind." Each time she did, she figured out how to do it. We can start very young in helping little ones trust God.