Spending time in God’s presence

Any time, Drive time, Physical activity

During the course of the day, review Bible verses that emphasize the greatness of God.

Discussion point: Remembering how powerful and amazing God is helps keep us humble.

The best way to stay humble is to spend time in the presence of someone greater. During the time you are studying humility, take time during your day to read and talk about who God is and how truly wonderful He is.

Ideas for keeping God and His greatness at the forefront of your minds include printing out the Bible passages from below and:

  • posting them around the house
  • taking them on a walk with you
  • placing them in your vehicle (to read at red lights).

Ask your children to remind you to read a verse at each red light, or after passing landmarks on your walk, or on the hour (in your home). This will help you remember, and also increase your children’s level of interest and participation. As you review the verses, explain to your children that by focusing on God and how amazing and holy He is, it reminds us that we are not as “perfect” as we sometimes think we are.

Optional: To supplement this lesson, arrange for your child to spend time with someone who has well-developed skills in an area your child also excels in. For example, if there is a sport or a musical instrument your child is proficient at, have them observe a “master” of the instrument or sport they play. This can be done in person or via media.

Relevant Scripture

Psalm 145:17-21 “The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all He has made. The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise His holy name for ever and ever.”

Isaiah 40:25-26 “ ‘To whom will you compare Me? Or who is My equal?’ says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”

Isaiah 55:8-15 “ ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 57:15 “For this is what the high and exalted One says – He who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Jeremiah 10:6-7 “No one is like You, O Lord; You are great, and Your name is mighty in power. Who should not revereYou, O King of the nations? This is Your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like You.”

Matthew 23:12 “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

1 Corinthians 1:25 “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”