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:
As Jesus followers, there is often a tension we fight when it comes to trust. On the one hand, we say we trust fully in God’s protection, provision and plan for our lives. But in reality, in the everyday decision making, bill paying, child raising, rat race of life, we tend to rely more on manipulating our own circumstances to create the future we think we deserve. That’s what Jacob did when he first tricked his brother with a bowl of stew and later deceived his own father in order to steal what rightfully belonged to Esau. Jacob trusted God but He didn’t trust God enough. And yet, God didn’t desert Jacob. Even in his literal wandering, God met him right where he was, sleeping on the ground like a fugitive with a stone for a pillow. The same is true for you. Even in your wandering, God will meet you where you are. There isn’t anywhere you could go or anything that you could do that can separate you from His love. (Romans 8:38-39) [Bottom Line] You can trust God no matter what.