Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless. Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real”.
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Discussion – Are there things I have yet to finish? What projects are sitting around the house waiting to get done? What were my reasons for not finishing these projects?
I want my children to understand the importance of finishing what they start. Even small tasks need to be taken seriously. It’s also important to discuss the value in waiting, completing projects at the best opportunity. Often in life, projects are put on hold for a time. This doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned them, but that we’re waiting on God and the best time to finish the task. In addition, I want my children to understand when it’s time to put their own efforts aside and call in the experts. There is no shame in asking for help to get a job done. Delegating work or seeking assistance is still finishing what we start. This might also be a good time to discuss when, and if, it’s ever okay to not finish.
Before moving on to more active learning, I definitely want to pause for a moment and talk about all God has done in our lives. What has He started in us that’s He’s already finished? What has He helped us finish thus far? What are we looking forward to seeing completed?
“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
~ Philippians 1:6
Activity – This is a great opportunity to tackle any projects needing to get done! Or, get that project done we keep talking about, but never take the time to start. It doesn’t have to be big. We might get to that crafting project sitting in the homeschool room or clean the ceiling fans which haven’t been done in over two months. It doesn’t matter how big or small the project, just that we demonstrate our desire to finish what we start.
Prayer – As always, we’re going to want to finish off with prayer. Let’s thank the Lord for His faithfulness to finish what He starts. We want to acknowledge all He is doing in our lives, working towards our completion. I want to ask the Lord to forgive me for complaining and arguing when He is trying to mold me into His image, but the working through is uncomfortable. Lastly, we need to ask the Lord to help us finish what we start; giving Him all the glory for the finished work.
How comforting to know this is not the end. We aren’t finished yet. God is still working on us and molding us into His image. He will never abandon us, leaving off the work. What God starts, He finishes.
Time to Chime In: Are there any projects you haven’t finished?