Do you ever get push back when you try to correct your children? Defensiveness, resistance? Do they ever act like they “know it all” when you try to teach them something? Since we see this attitude crop up from time to time with our children, my heart was burdened to begin to peel back these layers of pride and show them God’s desire for our posture in relationships and toward Him (and why it’s ok to be broken!).
I wrote about brokenness here in a recent blog because it is something adults (me!) struggle with just as much as children. One of the things I have wanted to teach our children is the idea that we are all broken and need a redeemer. We all fall short of the glory of God and who he created us to be. But a closed heart and attitude toward correction highlights a need to work on having a teachable spirit.
I initially wanted to write a devotional about having a Teachable Spirit, but realized that I needed to teach about brokenness first. It is difficult to be teachable if you think you’re perfect. So this is a two part lesson. You can print the PDF from here: Devo–Brokenness (click here and again next page), and stay tuned for the next Kid’s Devo on having a teachable spirit.
This devotional is geared for 5th graders and up, but you can easily adapt the lesson to younger ones!