I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Pre-Session Warm Up
[Teacher, demonstrate the use of a yoyo. Let some of the children
try it.] Today we are going to learn how you and I are like a yo-yo,
but first, let’s open in prayer…
Father, please teach us how important it is for us to be completely
satisfied with all that You have given us and all that You have done
for us. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. (Philippians
How do you think you and I are like a yo-yo? Notice it goes up and it
goes down. That’s like us. Sometimes we’re “up” and sometimes we
are “down.” What makes you feel “up”? (Getting a good grade on a
test, getting new toys or clothes, getting to go somewhere special.)
What makes you feel “down”? (Not getting to do fun things or not
getting to buy the things we want.)
God wants us to be satisfied all the time. Did you know it’s like
slapping God right in the face when we are dissatisfied with our
lives? He has planned our lives from before the foundations of the
world. He knows every breath that you will take before you take it.
He knows every day of your life. He loves you and has a wonderful
plan for your life.
[Teacher, read the following passage and briefly review the situation
the Israelites were in.]
The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the
sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat? "We
remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers
and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now
our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this
Are you grateful for what God has given you, or are you always
thinking about what you would like to have? We all need to
appreciate the gifts that God has given us such as the food we have
to eat, our good health, our families and friends and the wonderful