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"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye." Psalm 32:8

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sibling Appreciation {Day 1 of 5}


Compiled by Amanda Tero


Every individual who has a sibling has received a special blessing from God. Many times, however, we take this blessing for granted, and instead of appreciating the blessing of sisterhood, we view it as a drudgery and trial.

For the next five days, I would like to issue a challenge to all of you sisters: Instead of focusing on the negatives of siblings, I would like us to focus on the positives! To help us do this, we will focus on one specific area each day, starting today!

As you work through this challenge, I strongly encourage you to keep a journal for each day. This journal will help you to see areas that need improvement, encourage you when you do right, and give you a place to jot down your prayers and thoughts as you take this little journey.

Note: I recommend starting "Day 1" tomorrow as you will have a full day to serve your siblings!

Placing our Siblings First! {Day 1 of 5}

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“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

Today, view your own things as unimportant and your siblings’ as important. If a sibling asks you to do something, carefully determine if you are looking “on the things of others” or “on [your] own things” before you answer.

Some tips to help you through today’s challenge:
       1. Start your day in prayer, asking God to give you the strength to carry out this challenge.
       2. Review Philippians 2:3-4 at least five times throughout the day to keep focus on why you are doing this particular challenge.
       3. Keep a small journal of your day. If you have failed in an area, write it down; if you have succeeded in another area, write it down as well.
       4. End your day in prayer, thanking God for your siblings and the opportunity to share His love with them.

2 comments:

Meggie said...

Hello,

God is an amazing convicter. As soon as I read you challenge, not to a minute before I failed at these points, thank you for bringing it to my attention, Lord Jesus!

Blessings,
Meggie

Amanda said...

Thanks for the encouraging comment, Meggie. It's a blessing to know that God has used me to help someone.

~Amanda

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