April 27 | Celebrating God!

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 89:1-9; Psalm 96; Psalm 100; Psalm 101:1-4; Psalm 107:1

What is your favorite thing to celebrate?  I love birthdays!  I love being able to celebrate with friends and family on their birthdays because it gives me a chance to show them how much I love them.  It’s fun to help people feel special on their birthdays.  And I also love when it’s my birthday and others celebrate me.  As a family, choose something or someone to celebrate today!  Decorate cookies or cupcakes and celebrate as you read today’s devotion. 

What if we chose to celebrate God that way every day?  There are so many reasons to shout out God’s praises and for us to show Him how much we love him every day.  When you read through the Psalms passages, what are some of the special things mentioned about God and who he is?  Make a list of all the reasons we can praise and glorify God- just based on these 5 chapters in Psalms- and it will be a very long list! 

And as we sing his praises, we will then be able to serve Him out of the overflow of that gratitude.  Psalm 100:2 says, “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”   


Celebrate God today!  How do you think you can do thatBrainstorm ways you like to be celebratedCan you celebrate God in the same way?  Thank Him for all He has done for youTell others all that He has done for you and all that He can do for themThank Him for his faithful love that never changesHe is a good God and he is worthy of our praise! 

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