I love being able to teach using parables and object lessons. During one of Robin‘s lectures at the Living a Legacy Conference she refereed to the Circle of Blessing, from Ted Tripp’s book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart.
You see, when you stay in the circle the Lord blesses you; when you disobey, you step out of that circle of blessing. There is safety, protection and blessing in the circle. The sooner a child can learn this the better, and unfortunately, we adults need to be reminded of this also!
The circle is a great object lesson for kids, to help them see the importance in obeying what God says.
I drew out this circle and named a few things that will keep us in the circle of blessing;
then a few things that will cause us to step out of it.
I placed a picture of each of our faces on a magnet.
My sweet little Peach loves to play with it and I love to hear her talking about the importance of staying in the circle.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing,
if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God,
which I command you today, and the curse,
if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God…”
Here are some helpful scenarios for teaching the Circle of Blessing.