Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Love Dare for Elementary Students - Day Number 28

Day Number 28 - Love's motivation

Look up
Ephesians 6:7 and Colossians 3:20 in your bible.

Pray about Ephesians 6:7 and Colossians 3:20 and ask God what he is saying to you through the scripture.

Read the following: What is your motivation for following your parent or teacher's instructions? I'll bet at some point, your parents have probably said, when you asked why you had to clean your room, "Because we are your parents and we told you to do it." That probably wasn't very motivating was it? Well, it's the same way with love. If we love our family and friends just because we are supposed to, it's hard to do, that's not good motivation. But what if we change our motivation? What if we love in the same way God loved us, by sending his son to die for us. What if we put all our effort into loving someone out of love for God instead of just because we are supposed to?

Your Challenge: Before you see your mom and dad, pray for them and for their needs. When you see them, simply tell them how much you love them and then do something to show it to them... in God's love, with all your effort. Then, go to God again in prayer, thanking him for the privilege of loving your parents unconditionally, the same way He loved us.

In Christ,
- Steve

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