The event: Teen night … A time where we encourage the teens to minister one to another and make a difference in each others lives and our schools.
Object Lesson: Lemon Jello was fed to each other by hand while wearing blindfolds.
( the teens pointed out spoons could be painful)
With each ‘attempt’ of getting Jello into their teammates mouth, the receiving teen had to say thank you, weather the Jello made it’s mark or not.
There are times in our lives when we ‘think’ we know how God is going to deliver something to us. We may have thought it through so many times, we know exactly how we will receive it and what it will taste like. THEN we get a wammy and how we thought things would be is not how they are at all.
It can still be good, it is still him, but it is different and we are to give thanks always.
In this same manner, life can throw us curve balls that we never expected, we can be hurt, bruised, torn down and stomped on and even in those times we are to give thanks to the LORD.
The Lord is ALWAYS good regardless of our circumstances. He will ALWAYS meet us, and see us through.
1 Thesselonians 5:8-
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Challenge this day my friend:
Reflect back on how God has STILL been good regardless. Think on His goodness and GIVE THANKS. In every situation, in every trial, in every joy, give Him thanks!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to the Lord.
3 Replies to “Teenite: Thank YOU!”
Learning to be grateful always is absolutely one of our most important lessons! It’s a commandment to us. And, being thankful is like a sticker on us that says, ‘We belong to Jesus!’
It certainly has been my saving grace in the trials of late. To have a grateful heart is a HAPPY heart.
I am so THANKFUL for this lesson to be instilled so that I may have a HAPPY heart in all things and at all times, and that I am HIS 🙂
That’s so true! To have a grateful heart is to have a happy heart!