Write out each sentence below on a separate index card and number them from 1 to 4. Arrange the cards in order and read the phrases several times in order.
1. “I look up to the mountains.”
2. “Where does my help come from?”
3. “My help comes from the Lord.”
4. “He is the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Next, flip each card over and write the first word of each sentence. Write: “I” on the first card; “Where” on the second; “My” on the third; and “He” on the fourth.
Challenge yourself to say the verse again looking at just the first word of each sentence. Can you do it?
Finally, remove the cards one at a time and repeat the verses again until you can say them from memory. (Save these cards for tomorrow!)
Read Psalm 121:3-4
Have you ever watched the show “The Floor is Lava?” The contestants have to make it across a “lava” filled room (okay, it’s really just colored water) without falling. You’ve probably played a version of this game with pillows and furniture
at home. When you trust God you’ll have wisdom to make good choices. God is with you and ready to help you, always. God never runs out of strength or
energy or patience.
Write out the three sentences from today’s verses on separate cards. Place them on the floor and jump from one card to the next until you can confidently repeat them.
5. “He won’t let your foot slip.
6. “He who watches over you won’t get tired.”
7. “In fact, he who watches over Israel wont’ get
tired or go to sleep.”
Now, add the cards from yesterday so that you
have a path of 7 cards. Jump from one to the next
and repeat the verse. Can you say all four verses
from memory? (Save these cards for tomorrow!)
Read Psalm 121:5-6
When it’s really hot outside, what do you look for? Shade! It can feel 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the shade. But the temperature outside is exactly the
same, whether you’re in the shade or the sun. God is like that shade tree. God watches over and protects us. God can be trusted to keep us from
harm when we trust and follow.
Write out the four sentences below on separate index cards. Number each card.
8. “The Lord watches over you.”
9. “The Lord is like a shade tree at your right
10 “The sun won’t harm you during the day.”
11. “The moon won’t harm you during the night.”
Head outside with all eleven cards. If it’s a sunny day, find some shade and lay out the cards on the ground. Repeat the four sentences above several times. Turn over one card at a time until you can say all four sentences from memory.
Now, lay out all eleven cards. Randomly flip over 4 cards and say it all again. Repeat in the same way until you can recite Psalm 121:1-6 from memory.
(Save these cards for tomorrow!)
Read Psalm 121:7-8
If you traveled to the moon and back, took a trip around the world, stood on the top of Mount Everest or swam to the bottom of the ocean, you would find God there. God is with you no matter where you go. You can trust God now and always.
Let’s learn the last part of Psalm 121. Write out the sentences below on separate index cards.
Number each card.
12. “The Lord will keep you from every kind of harm.”
13. “He will watch over your life.”
14. “The Lord will watch over your life no matter where you go, both now and forever.” Psalm 121:1-8
Repeat each sentence. Flip the cards over and write “The Lord” on cards 12 and 14 and “He” on ard 13. See if you can repeat the verses using just
those key words.
Now, lay out all the cards (1-14) in one long row. Repeat the entire Psalm. Then turn over the first and last card. Continue in the same say, turning over the first and last cards until can repeat all eight verses. Then, call on a family member thold the cards and quiz you. Can you repeat the whole Psalm from memory?
Have you ever heard of breath prayers?
The idea behind a breath prayer is that it’s something you can do throughout
the day, where you can breathe in and out a prayer to God. These prayers are an awesome way to stay connected to God throughout the day, and also to help you remember to trust God even when you’re worried!
Try praying these breath prayers now, and then pick one that you can memorize and repeat throughout the day—or write one of your own that gives you comfort!
Inhale: Even when I'm worried:
Exhale: I can trust You, God.
Inhale: Nothing can separate me
Exhale: From the love of God.
Inhale: No matter what happens today.
Exhale: God is with me.
Inhale: I will not be afraid
Exhale: For You are with me.
Inhale: No matter what is ahead,
Exhale: God is there too.
Join Us for a CLIFFHANGER...
The Story isn't over! As we continue our journey through God’s Big Story, we take a closer look at the lives of Joseph and Moses. Both of these men trusted God through hard circumstances and would not give up. These are two heroes of the faith, and we hope to help kids see how their stories connect between Genesis and Exodus.
God has been faithful throughout history and has helped people get through and overcome incredible difficulties. God’s Son, Jesus, endured the pain of the cross and death itself so that we could have a forever relationship with God. God gives us the Holy Spirit to empower us to keep going, even when life gets difficult.