Sunday, September 13, 2009

Love Dare For Elementary Students - Day Number 6

Wow! What a great day in the Lord we had at Plant City's First Baptist. To the left is a picture of Jacelyn with Erin Bethea, the lead actress from the movie Fireproof. Erin spoke at our church this evening and gave a great testimony to the Lord's work in the movie producing ministry at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA.

I hope the 1st five days of your Love Dare with your children was great. As a reminder, please subscribe to the blog to receive the daily updates Monday through Friday of each week.

Day Number 6 - Love is not irritable
Look up Proverbs 16:31 in your bible.

Pray about Proverbs 16:31 and ask God what he is saying to you through the scripture.

Read the following: Do you know what it means to be irritable? Very simply, it means to be in a bad mood and let it show to others. Many times, we are irritable towards those that we love the most. People with the love of Jesus in their hearts remain calm at all times and are patient. One major reason that we become irritable is because we are being selfish about something. Remember back to Day Number 3 when we defined how true love says "Yes."
  • True Love looks for ways to say "Yes." It means that you are not selfish and you look for a way to say yes to someone else instead of thinking of yourself."
Love also helps us to forgive instead of holding a grudge. Has someone ever made fun of you at school? Or maybe picked on you on the playground? If we don't forgive and hold a grudge against that person, we become irritable.

Let Jesus' love shine through and do away with being irritable!

Your Challenge: For today's challenge, make a list that includes any irritable behaviors you have had this past Saturday and Sunday. Maybe you didn't use proper manners with an adult? Or maybe you are holding a grudge against your brother or sister or a friend for something they did to you. Pray about the list and ask God to help you improve in those areas. You may need to apologize to someone on your list. Ask God for the strength to give them a hug and apologize.

In Christ,
- Steve

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