This is a new segment of my blog where I will be sharing a variety of thoughts, scripture verses, and “sparkle” ideas just for kids. Feel free to pass them on to your children, grandchildren, or any other young people that God has put in your life.
KIDZ ☮ PEACE ... The Bible tells us that we need to encourage one another and build each other up. It doesn’t matter whether you are a kid or an adult, everyone needs encouragement! How do you feel when your teacher tells you that you did a good job? What about when your parents cheer you on at a sports game? How about when your best friend says they are glad you are friends? Do you like it when you get an unexpected card or note in the mail? These are all examples of ways that people encourage each other.
1. Who are some of the people in your life that might need encouragement?
How about ... your brothers and sisters, mom & dad, grandparents, pastor, Sunday school teacher, neighbors, friends, teammates & coaches, teacher and others at school like the lunch room workers, janitors, office staff, principal.
2. What are some of the ways you could make a different in the lives of others, to encourage them and give them hope?
• Say “thank you” or “well done”
• Offer a hug, or a “high five”
• Show interest in something they are doing
• When someone is sad or hurt, ask how you can help
• Write a note and tell someone how much they mean to you
• Do something unexpected for someone
• Offer to lend a hand
• Tell people how they have encouraged you
3. What does God’s Word tell us? When we go to God in prayer, He will help us find the right words to encourage others. And when we read our Bible we can find words that tell us how important it is to encourage each other. Check out these verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ecclesiastes 4:10,12, Proverbs 12:25, 1 John 3:18, Philippians 2:4
Paul and Timothy were friends in the Bible. Paul was much older than Timothy, and he was not only his friend, but a teacher and a mentor. Do you know what the word “mentor” means? A mentor is someone who cares about you – someone who is wise and trusted, and is willing to teach and encourage you. Paul wrote these encouraging words to Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” You can find them in your Bible, just look up – 1 Timothy 4:12.
Kidz Thought for the Week: "Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless." - from Mother Teresa
Keeping you in my prayers. 'til next week.... be an encourager!
God's Peace, Donna