Did you know God says there are three things He wants us to do if we want to live like Jesus. He wants us to share our joy, pray, and be thankful for everything. The kids in the pictures below want you to see how they learned to practice these things.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Are you always joyful like the kids playing in the sandbox?
Jesus encourages us to pray, which is talking to him out loud or silently. Just like the kids in the picture. You may not always hear Him talking back, but He hears everything you say!
Each morning do you thank Jesus for all nice things He does for you? He likes to hear from you. Maybe you even have a puppy like the kids in the picture that you can thank Him for.
So kids, be sure to rejoice, pray, and be thankful. When you do these things it pleases God and makes him happy too. Good job friends!
* What is something that makes you feel joy and smile? What are you most thankful for today? Maybe you can pray and thank Jesus for it?