Teaching Children to Serve the Lord
God wants us to live strong lives of serving others for Him while we live on this earth. How can your family show love to people in your neighborhood? Children enjoy sharing happiness with others and including them in your plans for ministry is a sure way to ramp up their excitement about serving God.
Here are a few simple ideas to get you started:
- Bake and take cookies to new neighbors you notice have recently moved in nearby.
- Share a pot full of warm soup (and all the fixings) with an elderly neighbor who has a difficult time getting out of her home.
- Offer to pick up pinecones or leaves from the yard of a single mother who lives near you.
- Babysit free of charge for a young couple this week who may not have the financial ability to go out very often. If your children are close in age, this could naturally become a play date for the kids.
Psalm 100:2 reminds us to, "Serve the Lord with gladness." That's a Bible verse that your children can easily remember as you guide them in serving God in fun ways this week.
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