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The secrettoshowinglove en

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The secrettoshowinglove en

  1. 1. Hmmm. JeI don’t kn sus, ow Callie so e’s always The Secret S ho w iwe ll, but sh d t the foo cheerful a uld try to to ng L o v hall. I sho e her. encourag e nice! Thanks for cooking! It looks great. You don’t have to feel all warm and fuzzy toward someone to be kind and considerate to them. Even if it seems to you that you have nothing special to give, you can always share Jesus’ love with others through kindness, thoughtfulness, and courtesy.
  2. 2. Love is a lot like praise. There are days when you may be I’m not Prais e God! let one feeling downcast and everything g oing to et pencil g seems to be going wrong. On rummy ! c r of me those days, the last thing you th e bette feel like doing is flinging your arms up in praise to Jesus. But as you crank up your praise motor, what at first seems like a mechanical effort of sputtering praise can become a sincere outburst of thanksgiving.If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit [the powerof God’s love] to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13 ESV) You seem s o distan You’re doing a wonderful t. Aren’t job. … Can I help? you ev en going to say hi? Now is not a good time! Love is the same. You face days in pride, but that doesn’t need when you aren’t inspired to be to stop you from showing love. thoughtful or caring. You may be Love, like praise, might require a tired, discouraged, feeling distant few initial steps of faith on your from others, or a little bound up part before you begin to “feel” it.
  3. 3. This is my … um … love cup! It’s kind When you step out to show someone kindness— a ful l! whether through a word of encouragement, a compassionate deed, or through your prayers—Jesus will fill your heart without fail. He’s always ready to top up your love cup; in fact, He’ll fill you so full that you’ll overflow. Jesus said, “If you remain in me and LOVE my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” (John 15:7 NIV). CUP I fe light el a feat s a her! Hi, Grandma. Imade a card for When you ask you because I Jesus to help you love you very take the step to much! be kind to others and thoughtful of them, His love and presence become a part of your actions, because you’re thinking less about yourself and more about how you can help others.
  4. 4. The secret of success in being loving is to show kindnessas unto Jesus. See caring for and helping others as agift to Jesus, rather than focusing on what it costs youor what you might gain as a result.I tell you the truth, whatever youdid for one of the least of thesebrothers of mine, you did for me.(Matthew 25:40 NIV)When you ask Jesus for His help, theneven when you don’t feel that youhave the love to give others, you’llfind that Jesus can give you anever-ending supply of love I have athat you can give to others, never-endingwhether it’s showing you a supply ofdeed of kindness you can love!do for someone, bringingthoughtful words to mindthat you can encourageothers with, or helpingyou notice ways you canlend a helping hand.Jesus is always eager tofind vessels of love, likeyou, whom He can pourthrough. S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Witnessing and Missionary Training: Preaching the Gospel-2f; Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-2c Contributed by R. A. Watterson, based on the writings of Maria Fontaine. Illustrations by Zeb. Design by Christia Copeland. Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2012 by The Family International

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