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Discovery Park :: October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

WHAT WE’RE LEARNING IN DISCOVERY PARK

 

Bible Story Focus: God can help me do hard things.

David and Jonathan • 1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20:3-42

Memory Verse: “We have the Lord our God to help us.” 2 Chronicles 32:8, NLT

Key Question: Who can help you?

Bottom Line: God can help me.

Basic Truth: God loves me.

On Wednesday nights this fall, come join us in Discovery Park for a lesson with Boz the Bear.

From Parent Cue:

WHY ASKING FOR HELP ISN’T ENOUGH

By Holly Crawshaw


If you’re anything like me, you find yourself in this situation often: eyes closed, fists clenched, blood pressure rising, and the only words you can grumble are . . . God, help me.

The chocolate milk has been spilled for the fourth time in one meal. God, help me.

The whining plays on a loop like fingernails dragging down a chalkboard. God, help me.

The arguing in the backseat has persisted from the moment the car doors opened. God, help me.

The walls got new artwork, courtesy of a curious toddler and a pack of now-destroyed markers. God, help me.

I’m so guilty of this—of asking for God’s help without really asking for God’s help.

I pray these words, but usually half-heartedly . . . What am I doing to show that I mean the words? The answer? Nada. I go about my day and I don’t change my behavior. But that’s not how prayer works. (I wish!)

Relying on God to help us in our parenting means exchanging our natural reactions for His example and advice. It means exchanging my human weaknesses for His supernatural strength. It means trusting that I was chosen by Him to be the mother of these tiny psychos humans—regardless of how much I feel like a failure.

There’s nothing wrong with a desperately whispered, God, help me. In fact, it should be our daily plea. But, I want to show God with my choices, my words, and my attitude that I really do need His help and that I am already responding to it when I invite Him in.


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