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Devotional #21 – Doing Your Best
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Devotional #21 – Doing Your Best

Opening

  • Hobbies are fun, now let’s see what the bible says about the best way to have fun.
  • Read, or someone read the Teaching verse. FYI: The memory verse is further down

1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Devotional

Big picture God wants us to do our best.

  • Q: In your family, is there something that you are the very best at doing? Tell us about it.
  • Q: If you could be the best at anything what would it be? (Share your dream as well)
  • Did you know that God wants us to do our best in whatever we do?
  • So, what do you think it means to do your very best? (no right answer, just see what kids say)
  • The bible says doing your best is doing whatever you do for the glory of God.
  • Glorifying God means including God in whatever you choose to do.
  • You can include God, in whatever you do, in many ways:
    • By praying to God before or after you do something
    • By telling others about Jesus while you are doing something
    • By asking God for help while you do something
    • By helping others while you do something
    • By being kind to others while you do something
    • By thinking about God while you do something
    • By listening for God’s direction while you are doing something
    • By being joyful and thankful while you do something
  • You see? There are as many ways to include God as there are things to do. It’s up to you.
  • You are at your best, when God is part of what you do, including when you do hobbies.
  • That doesn’t mean you have to be the best to do your best. Do what you can, and God will do the rest.
  • Because as a Christian, that means we love God so much we include Him in everything.
  • God wants you to do your best. That also means trying hard, giving it your best effort.
  • We do not glorify God when we don’t give our best efforts.
  • When we don’t give our best effort, others know it, we know it, and God knows it. So do your best!

Memory Verse #3

Ask if anybody knows it yet and can say it? Read it together 2X. Consider having a memory verse pamphlet for kids take home.
Note: we are moving to verse #2.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Topical Questions

  1. God gave us the best thing ever, and He gave it to everyone. Who or what did God give us?

  2. Do you ever think about God wanting your very best? Thinking that way changes everything.

  3. Doing your best for God, turns thinking about God into action. Do actions speak louder than words?

  4. Speaking of giving your best, Jesus always gave His best. Why? Because He so loved the world.

Closing Prayer

Father God, thank You for wanting us to do our best. You are not a God who is far away, who doesn’t care about us. You sent Your Son Jesus to us. You are involved in everything we do, in all of creation. You created everything and You called it good. It just makes sense, that You would want our best as a way for us to thank You. Give us the strength to always do our best. In your son, Jesus Christ’s name, we pray. Amen!

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