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I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them. – Bob Goff #LoveDoes
In the session one video of the Love Does study, after Bob tells his story about Randy, he challenges us to reach out to someone who has been a “Randy” in their lives and tell that person thank you.
That is what you are going to do right now on this first day of the Love Does Challenge.
Think about your life and consider: Is there a person who has been there with you when the going got rough? Or a person who poured out his or her life to mentor or counsel you? Or someone who talked you out of making a bad choice or talked you into making a good one?
Identify such a person . . . and then, right now, reach out to say thanks. Send a text or an email (try Facebook, if you’ve lost touch). Pick up your smartphone right now or grab a piece of paper to write a letter to send later. The more immediate, the better.
Just say, “Thank you for being there for me.” Be as specific as you feel comfortable, but practice the risk of gratitude.
The brand of love that Jesus offers is more about presence than undertaking a project. – Bob Goff #LoveDoes
- What was this experience like?
- Did you get an immediate response from the person you contacted? If so, what was it?
- How has this activity been an example of love “doing” things?
- Sometimes love is displayed just by being there for someone. Who needs your presence today?
Content adapted with permission from Love Does Study Guide: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, copyright Bob Goff, published by Thomas Nelson.
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When you love like Jesus loves, you live like Jesus lives!