Monday, March 26, 2012

The Dr. Seuss Quote For Today - Today I Shall Behave . . .

The Dr. Seuss Quote for today is"Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered!" I really like this one! It is a challenge to all of us! So, how do we do this? Consider Matthew 7:12, "Therefore, you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you" If we treated others the way we want them to treat us, chances are we would treat others nicely. Of course it is possible you might treat others nicely and then they do not respond in kind, but we are only responsible for how we treat others . . . not how they treat us in return. If we are kind to others, then we will be remembered as people who were kind . . . and who wouldn't like to be remembered in this way? Look at Micah 6:8, "He has told you, what is good and what the LORD requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God." God wants us to be just, to love others with a faithful love and walk humbly with Him! If we do these things each day, then the day we are remembered for will be a day we want to be remembered for!

Be sure to point this out to the children in your ministry, too! Challenge them to make the choice to live each day in a way which shows justice, faithful love, treating others the way they want to be treated and by walking humbly with God! Talk with them about what each of these things are and what they would look like if we all actually did these things. Be sure to take a moment to pray for each child by name - "Thank You God for Your great love for _____! Please help him/her choose to live each day by treating others the way he/she wants to be treated and by being just, faithful in their love for others and by walking humbly with You! Thank You, Amen!" 

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