Our world is filled with strong, gifted, successful people. But what kind of people does God use? He is looking for families with hearts willing to say “yes” to Him. Maybe saying “yes” seems small or insignificant. But it’s the attitude and character of our heart when we say that “Yes!” that is of greatest use in God’s Kingdom.
Teaching Time: 10 minutes
Materials: piece of cardboard/box, markers, scissors
Cut a circle out of a piece of cardboard. On the front, make a world map by drawing a simple outline of the continents. Cut the cardboard map into equal-sized puzzle pieces, one per family member. Give a puzzle piece to each person. As a family, talk about the value of saying, “Yes!” to whatever God may call you to. Have each family member write his name on the back of his puzzle piece, followed by the word “Yes!” Take turns placing your “Yes!” pieces on the table and fitting the puzzle back together. Discuss how your family will be strongest in impacting the world for Christ when each member says “Yes!” to a life of following Jesus wherever He leads.
1. What kind of people does God look for? (see 2 Chronicles 16:9a) What is the value of a willing heart? How can being willing be of more value to God than possessing specific strengths and skills?
2. Do we have willing hearts that are ready to say, “Yes!” to whatever God has for us? What things hinder or scare us away from saying yes?
Hold up your “Yes!” pieces and say this simple prayer: “God, we’re in. Whatever you have.”