You Will Need:
- A bowl of cereal
- A spoon
- Something to cover your child’s clothes
- A Bible marked at 1 Peter 2:2
Choose one person in your family to be the “eater” and one person to be the “feeder”. Equip your eater with a trash bag to cover his clothes. When you say go, the feeder will spoon-feed the eater to see how much cereal he can eat in 45 second.
If you have more than one child, you can do this more than one time. Also, be aware that this activity can get a little messy. Choose carefully where you want to do this devotion.
ASK—What would you think about a person in your grade if his mother came to school every day to spoon-feed him?
SAY—That’s crazy. Only little babies are spoon-fed because as you grow, you begin feeding yourself. The same is true spiritually—There comes a time to quit relying on your church, pastor and other people to keep spoon-feeding you God’s Word. You need to begin feeding yourself. It’s time to “grow up” spiritually and begin spending time with God on your own everyday.
Read 1 Peter 2:2 from your Bible.
ASK—What are some ways that you can grow with the Lord each day? (Talk to God, read the Bible, etc).
SHARE with your kids things that help you to grow closer to God. (Sometimes, as parents, we spend time with God before or after our children go to bed, so they don’t often get to see how we spend time with the Lord. It is important that they not only know that we do spend time with God but how.)
PRAY—And thank God for making a way for us to know Him and to grow with Him each day.