Acorns to Oaks

Session SixBeing confident in God

Principles

1. Our God is a great big God!

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?
Job 26:14, ESV

2. God’s kingdom rules over the world; He is in charge of everything and nothing is too difficult for him

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 40:28, ESV

3. Our confidence needs to be in God – focused on his ability and not our inability – that is what we model to our children

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV

Questions

  • Do you feel that you have to have all the answers about God for your child? Are you comfortable to be unable to answer their questions? How do you handle that?

  • Is your daily focus on God’s kingdom ruling over the natural world or the other way around? How can we adjust our thinking in line with what God says? How can we then model that to our children?

  • How do we encourage our children in ‘God-confidence’?

Practicals

  • Talk your child through a thought process or situation you’ve had that day where you have seen God’s power in action – it can be simple!

  • Talk to your child about situations in their life and how God’s power can rule – it may be bed wetting, nightmares or something bigger.

  • Be honest where you find your own confidence in God is low and talk that through with someone. We want to lead our children into something we are living in the fullness of.