I’ve spent the last month singing a new little ditty with our preschoolers at church and VBS. The song is called, “Let’s Trust God,” and it can be found at http://www.amberskyrecords.com
The song asks (repeatedly), “Are you up for the challenge? Are you up for the challenge? Are you up for the challenge? Get ready. Get set. Let’s trust God.”
It also reminds us (repeatedly) “God keeps his promises, promises, promises. God keeps his promises. Yes, He does. God does what He says, what He says, what He says. God does what He says. Yes, He does.”
Our kids have loved this song, and although I have to admit that at times it has more than gotten on my nerves. It is a great little song, and I believe it holds at least a couple of the keys for teaching our tiny tots about trusting God.
Our children need to learn that sometimes trusting God can be a challenge.
Our children need to learn that we can trust God because He keeps His promises.
Our children need to learn that God is faithful–He does what He says.
Our children will learn this by our repeated encouragement to them in this area.
We can do that by:
1) Simply reminding them, “We can trust God in/for _____________________.”
2) Reading to them from the Bible about times and ways that God kept his promises to His people.
3) Letting them experience challenges and taking note of how God faithfully saw them through.
4) Living out our trust in God in front of them.
5) Sharing stories with them about how God has cared for others.
6) Celebrating with little praise parties of God’s goodness.
When we begin teaching our children to trust God when they are very young, we help them to be “up for the challenge” as they grow and mature, which helps them to be strong, rooted, grounded and ready for all God has for them as they follow Him in trust. Big lessons for our tiny tots. Big lessons for our tiny tots’ parents.
Are you up for the challenge?
Get ready, get set. Let’s trust God!