Conversation Starters: Best For You
Posted by Teeny
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
How can you keep this conversation going at home? Try bouncing some of these questions around at the dinner table, as you’re driving your kids to school or an activity, or even while you’re shopping together.
Help your preschooler understand that you always want what’s best for her. God always wants what’s best for her, too. Let her know that you and God will always be there for her, leading her and guiding her.
Talk about a time when you helped your child learn to do something a little scary, such as swim or ride a bicycle. Help him realize that you knew the outcome and your experience and love for him enabled you to lead him to succeed. Compare this with God’s leading of Abram in Genesis 12:1-3.
Discuss a time when your teen listened to your advice, even if they were unsure how it would turn out. How did it turn out? How did it turn out? What did they learn about trusting your leadership? Remind them that God has a perfect plan for their life and they can pray to discover what steps He would have them to take to prepare for it.