Looking for ways to seek Jesus together as a family while you #stayhome? Use the Faith 5 roadmap each night to check in with your family and stay present to one another during this time of social distancing.
STEP 1: SHARE Highs and Lows
What was the best part of your day? What was the worst? Share it with those who love you. Daily sharing of the highs and lows of life helps people of all ages to be more self-aware, while strengthening communication and connection with others. One important rule for Step 1- no judging highs and lows! If we judge, we quickly teach those we love that sharing is not safe. If your child's low is "school" each day, so be it. Someday they may surprise you!
STEP 2: READ the Bible
Open God’s word together! Try one of these options:
The point is this - you cannot go wrong with God’s word. Open it. Read it. Let it come alive among you.
STEP 3: TALK about how the Bible reading relates to your life
Unpack the verse a bit. What does it mean in your own words? Wonder together about how it might relate to where you are today in your highs and lows. Go deep, asking what God might be trying to teach you through this particular Scripture passage on this particular day. Tip: Don’t be afraid to tell the truth. If you have no idea what God is saying to you through this particular verse, go ahead and say so. It’s okay, because God’s action doesn’t depend on our comprehension. Thank God!
STEP 4: PRAY for one another's highs and lows
Offer your hearts and minds in prayer. Simply talk to God, thank Jesus for the good, and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance in specific problems.
STEP 5: BLESS one another
Trace the sign of the cross on one another's forehead or palm as a reminder that you belong to God and to one another. Make eye and heart contact as you share words of blessing such as “Jesus loves you and so do I” or “The Lord bless and keep you” or “You are a beloved child of God”.
God bless you and keep you as you continue to seek His light in your lives & in your homes!
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