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May is National Rejoicing Month

May is National Rejoicing Month

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!  Philippians 4:4

Feeling stuck at home? There’s nothing like rejoicing to lift your spirits. There are more than 200 scriptures with the word rejoice. Read verses out loud about rejoicing and chat about why people rejoiced, even when things were not going their way.

It’s spring and a great time to see nature spring up with new life. Celebrate new growth and that each day is closer to life going back to normal. Rejoice as you each share accomplishments, dreams, and goals. Rejoice with praising God who is in control and knows all that is happening. Rejoice at being with family.

Have a sing-spiration with praise music or just a praise celebration with calling out reasons to be thankful and reasons to praise God.

Check out scriptures about rejoicing

When Moses told Jethro, his father-in-law about God delivering the people from slavery and then also shared the hardships they faced in the wilderness, Jethro rejoiced over the goodness of the Lord. Exodus 18:8-10

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” 1 Chronicles 16:31 (celebrating the Ark of the Covenant)

“But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in unsparing pain, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One. Job 6:10 With all his loss of loved ones and riches, Job rejoiced in God

I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul, Psalm 31:7 David trusted and rejoiced even when enemies chased him.

Sheep Game Family Activity

Jesus is the Good Shepherd and his sheep follow him. Play this sheep game as a reminder to be a good little lamb! Use coins for markers. Flip a coin to move. Move 1 for tails and 2 for heads. See who reaches home first.

By: Karen Whiting (www.karenwhiting.com) writes books, articles, and blog posts to help families thrive. For more family fun and faith check out her newest book 52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve.

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