If you are anything like me, you love helping others. Some ways that you enjoy serving may include: making meals for a sick friend, watching the kiddos of a military family, and everything behind the scenes. While speaking in front of a group may not be one of your favorite ways to serve, being asked to write a Christian Baby Shower Devotional is such a beautiful way you can serve your mom-to-be.
Believe me, sweet friend, I get it. I would rather serve behind the scenes any day, but sometimes come where God calls us out of our comfort zones.
Maybe that sometime is now for you?? Let’s sit down and chat. I want to equip you with some tools, so you can confidently serve the sweet momma-to-be who has asked you to speak at her baby shower.
Scripture for Baby Shower
Grab your Bible, journal and favorite pen. It’s time to get to work! Start your preparation time, prayerfully seeking out what Scripture God would have you share.
Here are some great options for your Christian Baby Shower Devotional.
*We use the WEB version of Scripture, but feel free to use your favorite!
1. Psalm 127:1
“Unless Yahweh builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless Yahweh watches over the city, the watchmen guards it in vain.”
How to Use This Scripture:
This passage talks about the importance of keeping Christ at the center of the home. Use these verses to write a devotional encouraging the baby shower attendees to build their homes on the Truth found in Scripture. Incorporate other passages, such as Matthew 7, that discuss Christ being a firm foundation.
2. Psalm 139:13-18
“For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.”
How to Use This Scripture:
This passage is an amazing Scripture acknowledging the creative Lord that we serve! Use these verses to write a devotional praising God for His sovereign goodness over every life. Incorporate a time of special thanks for the new life He has created in the tummy of the momma-to-be.
3. Proverbs 31:28-30
“Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.”
How to Use This Scripture:
This passage could be used to specifically encourage that mom-to-be and other moms in attendance. It is take from a passage of Scripture that discusses what the heart of a true woman of God looks like. Encourage those at the shower to be a woman who fears God first and foremost.
How to Write a Devotional for a Baby Shower
Remember that journal and pen I had you grab earlier? Grab your gear.
You’ve picked out your passage of Scripture, whether it be one I shared or another one that you found. Now, it’s time to get to work actually writing your devotional.
Before you start…pray (again).
As you go to the Lord in prayer, thank Him. Thank God for the opportunity to encourage other women through His Word. Thank Him for the sweet momma-to-be and her precious baby.
Now that you’ve thanked the Lord, ask Him for guidance. Ask Him to use your willingness and to speak clearly through you. Ask Him to replace your fears with boldness. Lastly, ask Him to change hearts through the proclamation of His Word.
Write Down Your Selected Passage or Topic
Don’t let your time in prayer stop. Keeping relying on the Lord’s help as you flesh out your topic. Your devotional can be focused around a passage of Scripture – like those above. You can also write your devotional based around a topic – such as “Joy in Motherhood” or “Finding Your Strength in Christ.”
Make a Basic Outline
Remember English composition basics. You need a fun, witty intro; a well developed middle; and a thought provoking ending.
Your introduction is the perfect time to tell a fun story about the momma-to-be. Make your story somehow relatable to the passage of Scripture or topic that you’ve chosen to share. Sharing a story is a great way to get other’s engaged as you begin your devotional.
The middle of your devotional is the meat of your message. Develop two-three brief, encouraging teaching points. These points should come from the Scripture or topic you’ve chosen.
The ending is the perfect time to tie everything together with the Gospel. Jesus changes everything and makes our lives make sense – don’t miss this chance to share how He impacts what you’ve shared. Remember, that some women in attendance may not know Christ. Also, be sure to develop an easy challenge for women to walk away with, specifically something that’ll be encouraging to the momma-to-be.
End your devotional by writing in brief talking points for a prayer. Pray for all the women in attendance. Spend a special time in prayer over the momma-to-be as she raises her child to know and love the Lord.
Tips on Writing a Devotional
Now that you’ve got your basic outline done, it’s time to look over everything. Here are a few tips to consider as you review and write your final draft.
Be Authentic & Personal
As you are writing, remember that you will be talking to friends and acquaintances. Be real. Share personal stories. Read through your devotional, does it sound like you are sitting down with a friend over coffee? If not, tone it down some. Christian Baby Shower Devotionals should be sweet and uplifting.
Don’t Make a Word for Word Speech
If you write things down word for word, it could tend to get lengthy and speech-like. Instead, write down talking points. Read through them ahead of time for familiarity. When it comes time to share, speak from your heart as you share the points.
Keep Scripture in Context
Be sure to correctly interpret Scripture within the context of the entire passage. We tend to pick and grab a random verse that fits our topic, but sometimes the verse actually means something completely different. Correctly handle the Word of Truth.
Consider Sharing an Honor
To most women, getting asked to prepare and share a Christian Baby Shower Devotional probably seems like a daunting task. Don’t forget that you have been asked for a reason. Someone sees something in you – a genuine love for Christ.
Consider getting asked to share an honor. Use that opportunity to be a shining light for Christ. Encourage fellow sisters in Christ, specifically the momma-to-be, with the Gospel. Share hope with those who may not know Jesus. Share your heart. Make a difference.
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