Sometimes we ask God for something, and it starts to feel like He’s never going to answer that prayer. But Psalm 37:7-9 says, “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.” Practicing having patience can be very difficult. But we’re going to make it fun”¦You have to outlast your partner in this Bible game of “Who Cracked Up First.”
Bible Game: WHO CRACKED UP FIRST?
Learning the art of patience, especially patience under pressure.
Materials needed: None
Object: To keep a straight face longer than your partner
While God loves to answer our prayers, He has reasons sometimes for making us wait. He may want to give us the new clothes we prayed for, but he wants to make sure that we won’t become spoiled and vain. He may want to give us the puppy of our dreams, but that puppy just hasn’t been born yet!
Pair students off in twos. Try to pair them closely in age, as older children have more patience and therefore an unfair advantage.
Have them sit facing each other. The rules are they must look their partner in the eye. They cannot move except to blink and breathe. They cannot crack up.
The first person to move something other than their eyes or their chests or to crack a smile loses.
Today we were trying not to smile. But let’s put a smile on our faces the next time we ask God for something and remember the famous Psalm 37:3, where He says, “Delight yourself in me, and I will give you the desires of your heart!” Let’s practice being close to God and smiling about the good things we wait patiently for.