Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
Traffic. The line at the grocery store. The doctor’s office. Your kid’s ball practice. What do all these things have in common? WAITING! The truth is, we all spend a fair amount of our day just waiting. So the question is, how will you spend that time? Will you become frustrated and lose your cool? Maybe what we need in order to respond with patience is a plan! Challenge the kids in your group to think of one or two things they could do while they wait to make the waiting easier. Because if they think ahead and come up with a strategy, they’ll be less likely to lose their cool and do something they’ll end up regretting later. We can have patience while we wait if we think ahead. Remember: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool.