Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is from Levi Lusko’s new devotional, Roar Like a Lion, for kids aged 6-10. Feel free to share this with your young friends and forward to moms and dads you love!
Do what is right to other people. Love being kind to others. And live humbly, trusting your God. — Micah 6:8 ICB
Have you heard the saying “You do you”? It’s pretty popular these days. It means you should do your own thing — whatever makes you happy. Of course, that also means that everyone else should be free to do their own thing — whatever makes them happy. Sounds good, right?
What if the thing that makes you happy makes someone else unhappy?
Or whatever makes someone else happy leaves you feeling hurt? That definitely doesn’t sound so good. God has a much better plan.
Instead of you do you, God says you should do what’s right for others.
What does that mean? An awesome verse in the little book of Micah sums it up for us: “Do what is right to other people. Love being kind to others. And live humbly, trusting your God” (Micah 6:8 ICB). Because, as it turns out, living the way God wants you to isn’t about you at all. It’s about God, and it’s about others. You see, God created you to show everyone around you how amazing and full of love He is. The best way to do that is to treat everyone the way God treats you — with lots of love and kindness.
So instead of ignoring your brother, let him play the video game with you. Instead of interrupting your friends to talk about what you want to talk about, listen and show interest in what they care about. Help your dad put away the groceries, and offer to help your mom make dinner.
Get out there and show the world how awesome God really is!
GET READY TO ROAR!
Micah 6:8 gives us three ways to live for God. Today, let’s work on kindness. Who can you be extra-kind to today? Maybe include your little brother or sister in a game with your friends, or let them ride in the best seat in the car — even if you already called it. Offer to bring in the mail for an older neighbor. Or be kind to your community by picking up litter. How many kind things can you do today?
Lord, teach me to be who You created me to be so I can do what is right, be kind, and trust in You. Amen.
Excerpted with permission from Roar Like a Lion by Levi Lusko, copyright Levi Lusko.
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Are you ready to roar? Kindness, helping, and considering others first shows them the love of Jesus! Go out and roar today! Come share your thoughts with us. We want to hear your roar! ~ Devotionals Daily