Marshmallow Madness: The Desires of Our Heart

This week: The Desires of Our Heart

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

Using colored mini-marshmallows, let children arrange them on a non-stick baking sheet in any way they like, as long as they’re touching. I recommend using parchment or wax paper. They might create pictures of their favorite things, or fun patterns. You are going to bake them in the oven at 300 degrees for 5-10 minutes. They will melt together, and kids will be able to admire (or eat!) their works of art.

As the marshmallows are baking, tell the kids the scripture verse for this week and discuss what it might mean to them:  What does it really mean to delight in the Lord?  What are the desires of your heart? Check on the marshmallows…

Have the kids find Psalm 37:4 in their Bibles and read them aloud. They may be slightly different, but will have the same message. If they are using the NIRV version it should be this: Find your delight in the Lord. Then he will give you everything your heart really wants.

Don’t forget about the marshmallows! Take the marshmallow cookies out of the oven now!

marshmallow pic devo

As the treats are cooling, ask the kids to re-write the verse in their own words, and be prepared to be amazed at their unique understanding of God’s word. Encourage them to dig into God’s Word even more during the coming week.  evan devo

Finish off with a quick family prayer. God cares about every area of our lives; let’s encourage the children to pray about whatever is on their hearts. Add to your prayer journal weekly, and be sure to leave space to jot down a quick note when God answers the prayer. Your kids will grow stronger in their faith when they can look back and see what the Lord has done.How did this work for you? Did you adapt it to fit your family?

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