This time of year, when students begin returning to school, I feel as if the year gets a bit of a reset. I usually find myself thinking about what I would like to see accomplished over the new school year and look back to evaluate where we currently are this year. The holidays will be here before I know it and another calendar year will have passed. This is a time to make needed adjustments.
Just a few weeks ago we dedicated our youngest son, Jude. Micah 6:8 was the verse we used as our prayer for him: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” My husband and I both felt like this verse sums up our prayer for him as he grows into the person he will become.
In thinking about my older sons as they enter third and fourth grade, Micah 6:8 is my prayer for them as well. If they enter their campus desiring to make wise choices, showing mercy to those around them and walking with God, their lives will make an impact on those around them.
This fall in Navig8, we are going Back to the Basics! The three main truths we want kids to grasp hold of are:
Wisdom: I can make the wise choice.
Faith: I can trust God no matter what.
Friendship: Treat others the way I want to be treated.
These truths sound a lot like Micah 6:8. My prayer is that these truths will penetrate the hearts of our kids, and as a result their lives will change. When our kids’ lives change they will be able to make an impact in their world! So let’s encourage them to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.