Hey everyone! I’ve been missing y’all greatly!
Things have gotten interesting at my house. The kids are all about ready to kill each other. They are starting to be very short-tempered and focused on themselves. Ironically, after a few fights, I have asked what the boys were fighting over. They don’t even remember! 🤦♂️
Though none of us would want to admit it, I think we all run into times where we end up just being jerks. We have a good reason at the time, but that reason is either quickly forgotten or we realize that the reason was dumb, to begin with.
We are now starting a game in our house, we're calling the “Show Others Love Game”💓. (We put in a lot of effort on the name.) The way it works is this. You have to show each other love. When someone catches you showing love, you love them back by giving them a point.
Now this game might sound dumb to us as youthlings and adults, but the point is this:
Romans 12:10-13 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” ESV
In our tribulation, it is so important to honor/love others. This keeps us out of the pits of selfish, isolation thinking. Likewise, it is important to recognize when others are showing us love.
My challenge 💪 for you this week is to do the “Show Others Love Game”. Set aside yourself for a few moments each day to reach out and outdo those around you with how you love. Also, take time to recognize when those around you are trying to show you love. People you can love are parents, friends, small group leaders, siblings, extended family, etc. The list of people who need your love is extensive!
I Love Y'all, Asher Day