We only have 2 more weeks to go in our summer book club! I can’t believe we are starting our last gift……the Gift of Service.
Below are a few quotes from this week’s reading that I loved and had to share with you! My girls are 4 and 5 and teaching them to learn how to serve has already been important to me. This past year we’ve had some outdoor work done in our backyard so I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to teach my girls to serve others right here in my own home with me right beside them. Some days we’d just bring out a cold glass of water, while other days we’d surprise them and bring out lunch or dinner…..or maybe even a dessert. What we brought out to our guests didn’t matter as much as teaching my girls to look for another’s need and actively trying to meet that need.
What are some ways you are teaching your children to serve others? I’d love to hear your examples!
“He reached out to people not because they deserved his healing, restoring, and forgiving touch but because love had brought him here in the first place. Loving compassion- the heart of the Father lived out through the work of his beloved Son- was what gave his feet and hands and voice strength to reach out to so many.”- Sally Clarkson, pg 181
“Their mission was not to set up kingdoms of power on this earth but to live out the redemptive kindness of God in service to the needy and the downtrodden. This service of love is what would turn the world upside down.”- Sally Clarkson, pg 181
“And what good are all our efforts at raising children who love the Lord if we stop short of sending them out from our homes to bring God’s redemptive love to those who need it? Giving our children the gift of service means not just telling them that service is important but actually taking them with us and showing them how to serve….We must involve our family deeply in meeting needs if our children are ever going to understand that they were created to serve God by serving others.” - Sally Clarkson, pg 184
This week read:
Chapters 17 & 18 in the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
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Until next time…
Love God Greatly!