January 1 | How it started….

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.

Today’s Reading:

Read Genesis 1

Great stories begin with three words…. can you guess what they are?

In the beginning….

Those words tell us that what we are reading is the first thing that happens in the story. When I read
those words, I always want to know what comes next? What happened after the beginning? I want to
read more!

Genesis 1 is the beginning of God’s story and guess what? It starts with those three words. In the

Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth…” If we keep reading, we
find out just how he did that! In 7 days, God separated light and dark, the sky and the land, the seas. He
hung the stars, the moon, and the sun in place. He created plants, trees, flying animals, land animals and
then he created people. And on the 7th day, He rested. That’s a great beginning, isn’t it?


Thank God for His creation. Take time today to look around and see all that He created. Can you list ten
things that you know He created

Other Resources:

january memory verse

january memory verse song

january memory verse coloring sheet

january fill-in-the-blank activity

january calendar