One of the main passages we focus on at Family Time Training is Deuteronomy 6:4-9
“Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. [a] And you must love the LORD your God
with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves
wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again
to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when
you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on
your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
In this season of celebrating our Savior’s birth, I am thinking about what it means that He,
Immanuel, is with us when we are on the road. We are on the road… going… a lot at the
beginning of December usually. Things are a little different this year with less large group
gatherings and likely fewer extended family gatherings than normal. But He is with us.
He is with us as we shop for food, warmer clothing, and gifts for each other. He is with us when
we see people in need and look away because we are expected to be somewhere. He is the One
speaking through our little one’s voice reminding us to pray for those needy people from the
backseat. He is with us as we are concerned to gather with others we love who may pass along
a sickness we do not want. He is with us when we gather with those people anyway or chose to
connect through the screen instead.
Here are some questions you can discuss with your children as you are “going” this season to
remind each of you that God is with you.
1. Who are people God has placed in your life who remind you of God’s generosity?
2. Who are people God has placed in your life who remind you of God’s joy?
3. Look out the window and list three things you see that remind you of God’s creativity.
4. What are things you can see from where you are sitting that remind you of God’s
provision for our family (giving us everything we need)?
5. What does it make you think or feel to know that God is with us no matter where we
are, all the time when we have a relationship with Him?
Pray for God to use your “going” times this season to remind you to worship Him by giving Him special attention as a family.