April 13 | David’s Testimony

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 124; Psalm 130

Have you ever heard the word “testimony” before?  It’s a big word that means telling others something that has happened. When Christ followers talk about sharing their testimony, it is when they are telling other people how they met Jesus and how He has provided for them.  Think about all that we have learned about David’s life.  He had a lot that he could tell others about how God provided for him.  But, as an Israelite, one of God’s chosen people, he had more he could share because he could remind people how God had provided for the Israelites in their journey to the Promised Land.  David uses the Psalms to do just that.   

As David shares his story, he also reminds the Israelites of their story that points to God’s protection and provision as well.   

Psalm 130:7-8 

Israel, put your hope in the Lord.  For there is faithful love with the Lord, and with him redemption in abundance.  And he will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.” 


Have the members of your family share their testimonies of how they came to know Jesus. Thank God for the way He has provided for you in your life.   

April Memory Verse:

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

APril Memory Verse

April memory verse song

April memory verse coloring sheet

April Fill-in the blank activity

April Prayer Calendar