Explain to your family that they are trying to guess a secret object. You will give them a hint such as “This is a person, place, or thing.” Let each person one at a time choose a number between 1 and 20 and whatever number is chosen, read that number clue. After hearing the clue, the person will try to guess the answer. See who will be the first person to discover the hidden object. For fun, you can also have your family create more turns by choosing and developing their own “20 Questions” which you can play following your family devotion.
Hint: I am a Thing
The answer can be found at the end of the clues.
1. I begin with the letter W
2. Frogs like me
3. You give me to your pets
4. I am an important part of life
5. You swim in me
6. I am found all over the world
7. I can be a gas, solid or liquid
8. I get hard when I get really cold
9. Some people freeze me
10. You can’t find me on other planets
11. I can fall from the sky
12. You can find me at your sink
13. You can put me in a balloon and throw me at a friend
14. You bathe in me
15. You can buy me at the store although I’m free in your house
16. Some people add extra flavor to me
17. People drink me
18. There’s not enough of me when there’s a drought
19. You need me to live
20. You’re supposed to drink me everyday
Have your family race to see who can get their Bibles and get back first.
Show your family an easy way to find the book of Psalms by opening to the middle of the Bible. This usually will put you in Psalms or Proverbs. Help your family find Psalm chapter 42 and then to find and read verse 1-2.
Read Psalm 42:1-2
ASK: What is this verse talking about?
SAY: This verse is giving a comparison. The writer of this Psalm says that he is thirsty for God in the same way that a deer gets thirsty for a stream of water.
ASK: What does it mean to be thirsty for God?
ASK: What is it like to be thirsty for water? (You want it. You need it and when you’re really thirsty, you need it so bad that you can’t get your mind off of it. It’s a necessity for life.)
SAY: When a person is thirsty for God: They want to be with Him; they know they need Him so bad it’s hard to think of anything else; It’s a reminder that just as we need air and water to live, a person must have Jesus to have real life too.
ASK: How “thirsty” are you to know God? How do you desire to know God better everyday? If you don’t have a desire to know Him better, why do you think you feel this way?
SAY: There’s something else God wants us to be thirsty for too.
Help your family turn to the book of Matthew. First find Psalms by turning to the middle of the Bible. Then turn to the middle of the half on the right. This should put you somewhere near or in the Gospels. Matthew is the first Gospel.
Read Matthew 5:6.
SAY: God wants us to thirst for Him and His righteousness.
Take prayer requests and PRAY that your family will thirst for God.
(EXTRA: Make the word “Water” your Word of the Day and see how many times your family can use it in conversations in the next 24 hours.)
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