Time to Build God’s Kingdom

Today’s “Bite-Sized Bible Bit” is about managing your time in order to help God’s Kingdom blossom. We hope you listen and find some encouragement for the week!

Time to Build God’s Kingdom

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. -Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭10‬-‭12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Set aside time for God, by setting aside the screens. The time is now—to build God’s Kingdom.

His and Hers Phone Screen Wallpapers

Need to switch it up? Continuing with the theme of love, we’ve got a fun his and hers phone screen wallpaper for the month of February! With so many distractions coming at us and our cell phones often in our hands, a little scripture reminder can help us take a moment to remember what’s important-like who the love of our life ought to be and how God is meant to be loved-not just on Sundays, not just when we are in need, not just when we feel like it, but rather all the time, with everything we’ve got. We must love Him with every fiber of our being! Click download to change it up and keep this critical piece of scripture at the forefront.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. -Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Weekly Memory Munchie

Check out the “Weekly Memory Munchie” with free printable scripture note cards below to cut out and memorize. Click the download button, print, and post on your mirror, fridge, around your house, or add to lunch boxes. Keep an eye out for next week’s “Weekly Memory Munchie” that we will be posting each Sunday .

Bible story, short story, kids, middle school, teens, family devotional, family devotion, Christian parenting, Christian, religion, Bible verse

Blaine and Sabel: A Cain and Abel Story

One day at school, brother and sister, Blaine and Sabel, were in their home economics class. Their teacher, Mrs. Fryberry, announced they would have a baking contest and the winner would receive a $50 gift card to Lobby Hobby.

Sabel was super excited about the baking contest because she was a huge fan of the Kids Baking Tournament on the food channel. She always dreamed of competing on the show. Sabel asked her mom for some money and went to Whole Foods to buy the freshest ingredients for her cake.

Blaine didn’t really think too much about the contest and decided to go play video games at his friend’s house after school. On the way home, he stopped at the discount grocery store to pick up a pre-made pie. Blaine found a cherry pie that was marked down to $5. It didn’t really look like something he would choose to eat, but it would be good enough for the baking contest at school.

The next day at school, Mrs. Fryberry was judging the kids’ desserts. Blaine noticed a discount sticker still stuck to the side of his pie, but it was too late to remove it. His teacher was standing in front of his pie with a clipboard and a frown. His heart sank as he gulped hard. Mrs. Fryberry announced that Blaine was disqualified for entering a pre-made pie. His face turned redder than that old cherry pie he brought to the contest.

Sabel’s cake, on the other hand, took first place and she received $50 for Lobby Hobby. She was so excited, but also felt a huge sense of accomplishment because of all the hard work she put into making her cake. On the way home, Sabel told Blaine all the fun things she planned on buying with her gift card. Blaine boiled inside with envy and rage.

After dinner, Blaine saw the gift card on the mantle of the fireplace. He picked it up and stared at it with the flickering flames dancing in his eyes. Blaine tossed the gift card into the fire. He turned around to find his father watching him in shame and disbelief. Blaine apologized, and his dad called a family meeting to discuss what happened. Blaine and Sabel’s parents decide that Blaine needs to work off the $50 by doing both his and Sabel’s chores for a month.

A month passes since the incident and Blaine still feels bad for his behavior. Every time he sees his sister, shame wells up inside. That night at dinner, Blaine tells Sabel again how sorry he is and offers to do her chores for her for another month. Instead, Sabel forgives him and asks if he would like to go with her to Lobby Hobby.

Weekly Bible Verse: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
-1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭4‬ NIV
Note to Nibble: Instead of being angry and envious of what others achieve, put your energy into walking in integrity. 

Fun-Loving February Family Game Night Printable

All you need is LOVE ❤️ , so let’s kick off this new month with some “Fun-Loving February Scattegories”. It’s the perfect “Tangible Takeout” for some quality family time on Valentine’s Day or those stuck-inside-because-it’s-too-cold days. Just click download below, and print for your free printable.

“Lord, Please Order My Day” To-Do List Printable

Are you a list maker who can’t do without a to-do list, yet get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of tasks you think you must check off each day? What if you asked God to order your steps first thing in the wee hours of the morning? Often, our plans are not His. In the Word, it is written…

The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. -Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭9‬ ‭NRSV‬‬

It also says,

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. -Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭3‬ ‭NRSV‬‬

So, what if you handed your to-do list over to the God of possibility and He helped you do infinitely more than you thought possible today? We’ve got just the printable below to assist you in doing just this!

Our God of Hope=True Peace

Today’s “Bite-Sized Bible Bit” is about finding peace in the One who can give it. We hope you listen and find some encouragement for the week!

Our God of Hope=True Peace

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. -Isaiah 26‬:‭3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Prince of Peace and One True Giver!