We wrapped up our study on contentment in Exodus 16:2-21 and 17:1-7 with a look at how God’s people responded to the wilderness. God rescued them from slavery in Egypt, yet when they found themselves in uncomfortable situations, they complained that God didn’t care about them. They even longed to return to Egypt. In spite of that, God continued to meet their needs in the wilderness providing what they needed the whole time.
Bottom Line: Don’t miss out on what you have now. If we’re only thinking about what we don’t have, we’ll miss being able to celebrate how God is taking care of us. It’s easy to find something else we think we need that will make us happy, but contentment is finding the joy in what God has provided right here and now. We pray that kids will start seeing the good in their life rather than complain and miss out.
Bible Memory Verse: I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:12–13)
I encourage every child to learn the memory verse this week and come back on Sunday and say it to any Reign Forest Leader. We are off to a good start on our Bible Memory Challenge for 2018-2019. Each child will get to pick a prize out of the treasure box after saying five memory verses. In November and December, we will not have any new memory verses. Instead, we will be practicing for the Christmas play. Now is be a great time to get caught up on memorizing some Bible verses.
Reign Forest Leaders
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