Hello Reign Forest Families,
In week four of April, we head to Exodus 32:1–35 where we find the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai. Instead of obeying God and waiting for Moses to come down off the mountain, the entire nation of Israel grew impatient. They built a golden calf and began to worship it instead of worshiping God. Their lack of patience had some severe consequences.
Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, think about what’s true. It’s easier to wait when you remember all the times God has helped you before. You can trust Him, knowing that He’ll help you wait.
Memory Verse : Let all that I am wait patiently before God, for my hope is in him. Psalm 62:5
The Reign Forest Team
There’s an important patience principle King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:29. How we respond to waiting shows others our character. Getting frustrated and angry doesn’t make the wait any less; it just makes us look foolish.
Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool. Sometimes when you’re waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds. But when it comes to waiting, often there’s very little we can do to make the wait any less. While you’re waiting, don’t make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.
Memory Verse: People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness. Proverbs 14:29 NLT
The Reign Forest Team
Hello Reign Forest families,
Yesterday, we learned about having patience and looked at 1 Samuel 1:6-2:1 where we discovered the story of Hannah. She had waited years for a child. Rather than becoming frustrated and angry towards God, she prays and tells Him all about it. When God answers her prayer, she gives her son back to God. He honored her waiting and blessed her with even more children.
Bottom Line: When you think you can’t wait, talk to God about it. It’s important for us all to remember that talking to God about waiting will help us stay patient through whatever circumstance we might face. He may not change our circumstance, but He’ll give the strength to keep waiting.
Memory Verse: No memory verse this week. We will start back to regular Reign Forest and having memory verses again next week.
Angie, Anita, Cheryl, Jessi, Kristen
Reign Forest Team
Anita Wenrich is the leader every first Sunday
Jessi Sensenig is the leader every fourth Sunday
Angie Martin is the leader every fifth Sunday
Kristin Wise is the leader every second Sunday
Cheryl Marshall is the coordinator and leader every third Sunday