Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.
One thing we all do every day is walk. The Bible uses physical walking as an example for living our lives daily following God’s plan. The Psalmist picks up on that example in Psalm 143.
Ask the children…
What do we have to do in order to find out where to walk?
“Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” (Pslm 143:8 )
Who leads us in order not to stumble in life as we move forward?
“May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.” (Psalm 143:10)
Play a game with your children. Ask them to walk around your house with their eyes clothes. Observe how often the trip or bump into things? Remind them that life without asking God to lead us is like that. He wants to lead us, we need only ask Him for guidance and be willing to follow. Pray through your children’s day with them asking God where to walk in each situation.
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