Game : Faith Walk
Set up an indoor or outdoor obstacle course as a family. Taking turns, have one family member put on a blindfold as one family member talks them through the course. You cannot touch the person who is blind folded, you must only use your voice to direct them through. Once everyone has been through, talk about what helped and what didn’t. Change up the course and go again, switch up who is leading and who is wearing the blind fold.
Afterward talk about trusting each other and having to trust someone else when you couldn’t see. This is how faith feels sometimes, we have to trust God even when we can’t see what He is doing in our lives. What are some ways YOU trust God even when you can’t see what He is doing?
Outing : Faith in Action
God has blessed us so much, lets show our faith in Him by blessing others. Pick a local charity to serve at this weekend. Suggestions: pack boxes for service men, make face masks for first responders, help at a soup kitchen, organize a local food pantry, volunteer at church, pick up trash at a park/beach, visit people in a retirement home, make cards for your local children’s hospital, collect clothes and deliver them to a women’s shelter, find a foster care group celebrating foster youths birthdays.
Whatever you do, do it as a family. Show your faith through actions, giving back what God has given you.
Recipe : Faith Bread
Bread can take time and a lot of faith to make. Here is a quick bread that you can enjoy as a family or make for a friend. God is the bread of life and we can celebrate that by actually enjoying some tasty bread.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (you can make buttermilk with a cup of milk and a tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice)
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsalted butter, olive oil, or vegetable oil
Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease or spray with nonstick cooking spray a standard 9x5 loaf pan.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Melt the butter, if using. Whisk it in a separate bowl with the buttermilk and the egg. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients. Gently stir and fold the ingredients until all the flour has been incorporated and a shaggy, wet batter is formed. Be careful not to over-mix.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and pat it into the corners. Bake for 45-50 minutes. When finished, the loaf should be domed and golden, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing and slicing.
Wrap baked loaves tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature. Baked loaves can also be wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil and frozen for up to three months.
Craft : Jars of Faith
Having faith can be hard, and we can forget in hard times that God is still there and that He loves you. Let’s make Faith Jars, so we can be reminded of His faithfulness.
What You’ll Need
Large tongue depressors or pieces of paper
What You Will Do
Decorate your jar any way you would like. Have it match your bedroom or create a one of a kind design on the outside. While your jar dries, take out your bible or a bible out and look of bible verses and stories about faith. Write the bible verses on the tongue depressors and add to your jar. Now place your jar of faith someplace you will see it every single day. When you are struggling to “see” God or need help having faith, pull out a stick from the jar and read the verse. Maybe display the stick on your mirror or door to be reminded of that verse. Make this a habit and watch your faith grow.