April 16 | A Look into David’s Journal

Today’s Reading:

Read 2 Samuel 2:5-10; 3:1; 3:17-21; 2 Samuel 5:4-5

If you were going to write in a journal, what would you write about?  Writing out our thoughts and prayers is a great way for us to remember all that God has done for us.  The book of Psalms gives us a picture of what David’s prayer journal might have looked like.  Scholars believe David wrote many chapters of the book of Psalms. 

In Psalm 9, David thanked God for all He had done.  He recognized that God was the one who made David’s enemies retreat.  God ultimately destroyed the wicked.  And God was “enthroned” – or on his throne as KING- forever!  David was very grateful for the many ways God had provided for him. 


Work on writing a diary entry or a journal entry today to thank God for all He has done for youIf writing words is hard for you, draw picturesThank God for the way He provides for you. 

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