Walnut and Rice

I show people this jar and explain why I keep it on my kitchen widow sill. It is to keep me focused on God. You see when you dump out the contents you have to be careful how you put them back in. If you put the rice in first, then try to put the walnut in, you spill rice over the side. But if you put the walnut in first then carefully put the rice in all the rice will go in.

The walnut represents God and the rice the things of our life. When we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be given to me as well. Matt. 6: 33

"walnut and rice jar" "lesson using walnut and rice"

Whatcha  Need  

  •  jelly jar with lid
  •  rice
  • walnut, pecan, or anything about that size

Putting It All Together

1) Put the nut into the jar.

2) Fill to the brim with rice.

3) Place lid on jar.

4) You can pretty it up by tying a ribbon around the lid. Or you can cut a piece of  clothe a little bigger then the lid. Place the clothe over the lid then screw on the band. (This works with canning lids and bands.)

You know that I keep mine on my kitchen window sill. Where are  you going to keep yours? 

Seek Him first!


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14 Responses to Walnut and Rice

  1. Lynette Fall says:

    Thanks Jayne!
    I found your blog while searching for the “walnut & rice” object lesson. Your blog is encouraging & I pray that your heart is filled today knowing that you’ve encouraged someone across the miles.

    • Jayne says:

      Thank you Lynette, Welcome to His Heart and Home!!! Come by any time and see what God is up to in my life. Everyday He teaches me something new!
      I pray daily that someone will see Jesus in my writing. These days are tough for a lot of families including mine. We need all the encouragement we can get!!! Glad I could help you out.
      Some changes are in the works over the next couple of weeks. I am fairly new at blogging and hope this site will spread. I’m moving to a different domain hosting site that will hopefully get me out to more people! My look may change too. Not sure yet. I’m also going to set up a Facebook page soon. Just let me get through this weekend first!
      Suggestions are always welcome!!! Prayer request too. I love to pray! Hope your weekend is a good one! Love ya, Jayne

  2. Phyllis Killingsworth says:

    Evangelist from Azul, Texas
    brought your walnut jar into his message at church in Ardmore, Oklahoma last night. Thought I’d see if was on Web. Wow cool. Am glad to know who authored
    it. Good work Jayne. Thanks!!

  3. Jayne,
    Wonderful ,anointed site…pray for me, as I ask God for his guidance in teaching a ladies Sunday School class….the Bible teaches the older women to teach the younger women, I have accepted the call to do what God’s Holy Spirit has impressed upon my heart…Finding you site is God sent, Looking forward to becoming a recipient of your e-mails…
    In Christ,

    • Jayne says:

      Thank you so much, Brenda! Welcome to His Heart and Home. You can also follow me in Facebook and Twitter. I will gladly pray for you and your Bible study.
      Heavenly Father,
      I life up Brenda to you as she leads her ladies Sunday School class. I pray you will help her in her preparation, application and her delivery. I ask that You speak through her and that Jesus Christ be preached. May her class come to know You better and grow closer to You and each other. I Thank You for her willingness to teach. Use her for Your purpose and will. In your Name I pray, Amen.

      You have no idea what your comment means to me. Feel free to comment any time! I love hearing from my readers. And please share my site with your readers. All I want to do is share Christ!
      Your Sister in Christ, Jayne

  4. Tiffany says:

    What is the poem that goes with this project?

    • Jayne says:

      I’m not sure what the poem is. I’ll see if I can find one. Thanks for the idea.

    • Patti says:

      Walnuts and Rice
      This jar contains Walnuts and Rice
      Walnuts represent the things GOD would have us do.
      Rice represents the fun things we like to do.
      If you pour the Rice into the jar first, the walnuts will never fit.
      If you put the walnut in first, the Rice poured over and around the walnut fits just fine…

      The lesson being: If you put time with God before time with others, things we want to do first, we will have time for God. if we put the things we want to do first… We will never have the time for God in our lives.

  5. Tina says:

    Is there an alternative to using walnuts? We have a student highly allergic to nuts. Thank you!

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