20 Sep Family Devotion – God Called Isaiah
Gather Everyone for Worship and Pray
Get everyone’s attention by playing a song. Gather around the dinner table, on the couch, or another comfortable location that works for your family. Open in prayer and ask God to bless this time.
Make it Fun.
Kids will look forward to family devotions if we can make it a fun and engaging time for everyone. Try out one of these activities this week.
- Work together as a family to plan a time to share the gospel with people. Ask your church leadership about family outreach opportunities that may be coming up soon.
- Ask someone to volunteer to dress like a king. Find things around your house to dress up this person as a king. Tell your children that today’s story involves Isaiah seeing the King of the universe.
- Play a game of would you rather. Give your children a choice between two different jobs. Ask them which job they would rather do and why. Then describe how God gave a job to Isaiah. Some example of jobs you could use are:
- Would you rather clean your room or take out the trash?
- Would you rather be a doctor that works on animals or humans?
- Would you rather wash the dishes or vacuum the carpet?
- Would you rather go grocery shopping or go to the hardware store with your parents?
Read the story.
Read directly from the Bible, use a children’s Bible, or summarize the story in your own words. The Bible story this week is from Isaiah 6. Here is the gist of the story:
- Isaiah saw the holy God in His glory.
- Seeing God’s glory reminded Isaiah of his sin.
- One of the seraphim touched a hot coal to Isaiah’s lips, and God forgave his sin.
- God gave Isaiah a special mission to preach to God’s people.
Ask the discussion questions.
- Why did Isaiah feel so afraid standing before God?
- What do you think God’s glory looks like?
- How does this story remind us of Jesus?
Discuss the Christ Connection.
Isaiah had a vision of God’s glory and realized his own sin. God forgave Isaiah’s sin. Like Isaiah, when we see how holy God is, we see how sinful we are. God sent His Son, Jesus, to take away our sin. We can find salvation only in Him.
Singing is an important way to reinforce and memorize important biblical truths. Our worship pastor has provided links to songs your kids will actually hear in our worship service each week.
Close in prayer.
Take a moment to recap what you’ve learned and ask God to help you believe and obey the truths of the Bible. Pray for any other needs you are aware of as well.