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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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sibling Appreciation (Day 4 of 5)

Compiled by Amanda Tero

Blessing our Siblings {Day 4 of 5}

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“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29
 “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” Romans 14:10
 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” Luke 6:31

Today, focus on the good of each sibling instead of the negative. Find three good things about each sibling and write them down in your journal. Bless your siblings outwardly: thank them for a job well done, a good attitude, their help, their diligence, or something else that blessed you. Express your admiration for something they accomplished (a task, a project, a creation, etc.). Praise godly character exhibited in their lives. Find a way to build them up with the words you say to them.

Some tips to help you through today’s challenge:
       1. Start your day in prayer, asking God to help you see ways to sincerely bless your siblings by your words. It may help to compile a list of positive points for each sibling.
       2. Review Ephesians 4:29, Romans 14:10 and Luke 6:31 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 to bless or praise your sibling 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 bless them by your words.


Meggie said...

I have really been enjoying reading these posts, though, I must confess that I havent had the time to do it properly with a journal, but I have managed to follow along with the ideas.
Thanks again, another post that got me thinking.


Miriam said...

Wonderful ideas, Miss Amanda! I have really enjoyed this little study and it has really encouraged me!
Thank you!

Amanda said...

It is a blessing to know that God has used this to encourage you, Meggie and Miriam.

Our relationship with our siblings is SOOOO important!! I do not profess to have "arrived" but I do enjoy sharing things that have helped me and am encouraged to know that they have helped you as well. I pray that we will all continue to grow into a more special relationship with our siblings.


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