I've always wanted to inspire others with my Scripture Apparel whether it's to be a person of grace, who speaks and shows truth, a person who can be still in his presence yet stand firm in his truth, one who lives courageously for the Lord, a person who is humble, gentle and patient. One who simple is the good. God's good.
This deep mission has allowed me to self check and grow. It reminds me to try and be that person above and to raise my children up to have those character traits. So I'm creating a challenge. It's a challenge to teach our kids how to serve which doesn't come easy. To teach our children how to be the good in this world that our world so desperately needs right now. A challenge to train them up to be men and women who think of God, others and then themselves. A mission to move beyond us and focus on others.
"Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it." - Proverbs 22:6
It's a simple act of kindness each week to a member in our society whether it be the postman, police officer, garbage man or our local barista. It's a simple craft (pinterest inspired but easily doable because of have a 4 and 2 year old) that you go hand deliver and say thank you or drop off with a special note. It's a challenge to show that our simple act of kindness can make a huge impact in the lives of those that surround us. It's a way to teach our children to think beyond themselves and to serve others. A way to show them how their words and actions have a lasting impact.
My husband has done this a few times with my children whether giving someone at a coffee shop a $5 gift card, writing our garbage man a thank you note with a colored Elsa picture with a can of pop, or baking muffins for our postman. Each time our shy little children walk cautiously up, ever so quietly say here you go, and then run away all giddy and we get to praise them for showing others that they have Jesus in their hearts.
How to join?
There is no entry. Just check back on my blog every Monday (that's my goal) starting June 6th! Each blog post will have the challenge and craft along with other ideas (if I can think of them)
I'm a creative person but not a crafty person. I will not have step by step instructions or a how to. All crafts will be simple enough where you can figure this out on your own. They'll also use items you mostly like all have in your craft drawer - I have a list of items below. My goal is for this craft to be more about the purpose and less about the look. The craft I list can be a launching point. Adapt it, build upon in, or simplify it.
Construction paper-all colors, Q-tips, Popsicle sticks, paint, markers, buttons, tissue paper, paper plates, beads, pom-poms, straws, whole coffee beans (but not necessary), cupcake liners and glitter if you want to get real fancy. Glitter however gives me a heart-attack so we'll keep it dull in this household.
It's a summer project created for a purpose so each Monday during June, July and August I will have the Be His Good challenge. Then I pray you love it so much it becomes a life-long weekly goal, or even daily to make a lasting impact in those around you.
#BeHisGood - take a pick and share with us on Facebook and Instagram. This allows us to see and encourage and you to help spread the word.
Let's except the challenge to be His good and show His love and train our children up to be like Christ.