Daily Devotional

Luke 12:27

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these."

There are rocks everywhere in the land of Israel.  In the countryside of Israel, I was amazed to see beautiful lilies and roses growing in the crevices and cracks of the rocks.  There is a saying, “I am between a rock and a hard place.” This can describe a difficult position or choice.   Well, right now I think we can all say we are “between a rock and a hard place”.   The question is, will my faith in God bloom in this situation?  That’s the message I think of when I “Consider the lilies.” God is my Master Gardner.  I pray I will look to God and allow him to work in my life during this difficult and challenging time. I want my faith to “bloom” between the rocks!
 
Parents: How do we apply this for our children?
1.   Every morning spend time in the Word of God, no matter how short!
2.   Read a kids’ devotional.
3.   Post Scripture on the mirror, refrigerator or all around the house.  
4.   Draw pictures or act out a Bible story.  
5.   Have the kids dress up as their favorite Bible character (i.e. David and Goliath, Joseph, Mary, Noah).
6.   Plant a flower and put rocks around it and talk with the kids about how God grows us in times of trial.
7.   Reward your kids for verses memorized.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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