Teach your family to walk by faith in the footsteps of Jesus. The path Jesus made for us will lead us back to Heavenly Father.
This family night lesson is perfect for Summer! You can apply it to so many different outdoor activities and outings. Give this little lesson while you are on a family hike or at a camp out! Building faith and growing testimonies does not just happen in churches or while quietly sitting at home. Some of my favorite gospel lessons have been taught while driving in the car or marching through a beautiful forest.
Teach your family how to walk by faith in the footsteps of Jesus. His footprints lead us back to Heavenly Father.
How do you walk by faith in the footsteps of Jesus?
The scriptures encourage us to become like Jesus Christ and to walk even as he walked. (1 John 2:6) How does walking the path of Jesus help us to become like Him?
When I was little, I used to put on my dad’s giant snow boots and march around the house. I liked to wear my daddy’s shoes. They were big and warm and slipping them on my feet made me feel like I was just like my dad. I even had a little song I would sing as I marched around. I loved my dad and it made me happy to be like him.
Jesus Christ is our perfect example. He loves us unconditionally. He came to earth to save us from sin. While He was here, He lived a life of faith that demonstrated how we should live as well. He showed us the way back to Heavenly Father. The path Jesus walked, is the way to happiness!
If we can learn to walk by faith in His footprints, we can find joy and salvation.
What are some of the big steps we need to take to walk by faith?
One important step we need to take to follow Christ’s example is to be baptized. Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan by his cousin John the Baptist. Jesus was perfect, but he needed to be baptized to show us the way. When we are baptized, we make a covenant with Heavenly Father that we will remember Christ. In return, we are promised that we will have the Holy Ghost as our companion. We are also promised that we will be resurrected one day to live with Jesus and Heavenly Father again. Baptism in an important step on the path of faith.
Not all of the steps we take a big giant ones. Small, daily actions are also footsteps along the path of faith to become like our Savior.
What kind of small steps can you take each day to become like Christ? Sometimes it is the little decisions that keep us headed in the right direction. Baby steps add up over time.
Read the Scriptures
Pray for a Desire to Improve
Keep a Journal of Thoughts about Christ
Bear your Testimony
Read Conference Talks about Jesus
Make an Effort to Speak Kind Words
Turn off Media that Offends the Holy Ghost
Use Good Language
Respect your Parents
Find Small Ways to Serve
President Thomas Monson said, “In a very real sense, all can walk where Jesus walked when, with his words on our lips, his spirit in our hearts, and his teachings in our lives, we journey through mortality.”
Jesus told his disciples, “Come, follow me.” The same invitation is extend to us our our families!
You can do this fun walk by faith activity with your family to help them remember that each little step we take in faith leads us closer to our Savor.
I used sidewalk chalk. You could use sticks to draw in the dirt or make paper footprints and write on them with markers. The concept is the same!
Draw 8-10 big footprints in a line.
Let your children list some steps they take that show they are walking by faith. It can be some things from the family night lesson or some new ideas! Write the words in the footprints.
Then, walk along the path of footprints.
Talk about how easy it is to take each small step. It is not hard to follow in the Savior’s footprints. He helps us and guides us along. When we walk by faith, we can find peace and happiness!
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