A pocket verse is just a verse written on a slip of paper and carried in your pocket to pull out and read all during the day.
In a previous post I mentioned a suggestion from Dr. Jo Bevington – “What joy it is to me to make me a pocket verse everyday and by the end of the day I have memorized it…..So I think what fun it would be for families of preschoolers to make their child a “pocket verse” every day. Since young children are concrete learners, the words of the Bible might become valuable to them if they carried around a little Bible thought each day.”
I tried this with our 3 year old Grant over the Christmas holidays. We put a Bible verse in his pocket, had him bring it out during the day, and we read it to him. By the end of the day he had memorized the short verse (and so had we). Just as Jo predicted, the pocket verse was so valuable to him that he pulled it out the next day to show to those that visited.
. . . “Behold, I make all things new.” . . . Rev. 21:5
Memorize this verse today and tell your children that Jesus gives us a new year full of new experiences and new opportunities.
Spend time talking about the new things yall could do this year – visit a new place, help a new person, make a new friend, read a new book, start a new habit, learn a new craft, memorize a new scripture each week. Write a few things down and encourage your children to illustrate them. Keep on the fridge all year as a reminder to carry out these new experiences.
Thank God for the past year and ask Him for help to do new things for Him this year.
May your 2012 be filled with fun with family and fellowship with God.