Free Devotional! Teaching the Importance of Sharing
Focus: Proverbs 11:24-25
“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered” (ESV).
Sea Kids Story
Twin sisters, June and January, are told they will have to share a bedroom. They have a hard time sharing and argue often. While playing on the backyard swing-set, January is hurt. She takes advantage of June’s compassion until she reads a note written by her mother, asking them to always look out for each other. January prays for forgiveness and when the girls find out they will not have to share a bedroom, after all, they both ask to stay together. They learn loving each other and putting others first is most important.
Watch and Read Together
Pure Flix offers a free trial, where you can get all 26 Sea Kids episodes! Watch Sea Kids episode, “Sharing Is Caring.” Then, read Proverbs 11:24-25 & Hebrews 12:11.
At times, you may find yourself arguing with a family member or friend. After all, you might spend a lot of time with them. You may also feel it is unfair to share something that is yours. This can cause hurt feelings or, as in the case with January, a hurt claw. Praying to Jesus for guidance and listening to your parents will help you to understand, like June and January, that it is better to share, to be kind to each other, and more importantly, to love one another.
Answer these questions together. Have an open and honest discussion and learn how each family member can be respectful to each other and other people, as God’s word directs.
- Why do sisters and brothers argue?
- What is the difference between being greedy and being generous?
- How have you been selfish in your actions?
- How do you feel after you argue with a family member?
Finally, Pray Together!
Set a time each day to pray, asking the Holy Spirit to fill you with the Fruit of the Spirit.
- As you pray for the Holy Spirit to fill you, look for opportunities to exhibit, in your actions, one Fruit, in particular, that day and another fruit the next day, until you have exhibited each Fruit of God’s Holy Spirit.