INITIATIVE – Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
In our first week, we start at the beginning of Nehemiah’s story in Nehemiah 1:1-2:9. We discover that Nehemiah was working for King Artaxerxes when his brother brought news from the exiles living in Judah. When he heard about the devastation in Jerusalem, Nehemiah was heartbroken. He recognized the huge need, but before he did anything he prayed. Nehemiah knew that whatever he would do, he’d need God’s help to accomplish it.
Bottom Line: Be on the lookout for what needs to be done. Before you can do what needs to be done, you have to see what needs to be done. We hope the story from Nehemiah inspires kids to be more aware of the needs around them. These don’t have to be huge either. Our homes and schools are filled with opportunities where we can show initiative, we just have to be open to seeing them.
Here is the First Bible Verse of our new Bible Verse Challenge: “Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Colossians 4:2 NLT
Note: As team leaders we are going to try to give time for children to say their verses during Reign Forest if they were not able to say them before Sunday School. Encourage your children to take part! This is a fun way to hide God’s Word in their hearts.
The Reign Forest Team
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