Jesus-Centered Family Devotions

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading

Read aloud:
“Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.”
(Luke 2:52)

Say: We don’t know much about Jesus when he was growing up—but we know he grew in ways that made both God and people happy.

That’s something we can do, too—and not just while we’re kids. Grown-ups can keep growing, too!

Take turns telling one another how you see each person in your family growing…especially in ways that please God and others. Be encouraging!

Then say: Now let’s ask Jesus how he might want us to grow, especially as a family. Let’s sit quietly, with our eyes closed, for one minute as we listen for him to speak to us.

After one minute, ask if anyone got a word, idea, or picture they think might be from Jesus—a nudge about how your family might grow in ways that please him. Talk about anything someone has to report.