Sunday, July 15, 2012
Princess Club: Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness
The fruits of the Spirit are well under way!! This week was the fruit of faithfulness (Ana Laura taught last week on goodness and kindness because I was with the teens at the church camp).
New International Version (NIV)
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Being faithful is like keeping a promise to do something. Have you ever promised to do something? What are some things you've promised to do? Like, "I promise I'll do my homework, just give me five more minutes to play...or, I'll clean my room, just let me watch five more minutes of TV..." We promise not to lie. Not to steal. We promise not to fight with our siblings. Adults make promises, too. Like when they get married, which is a promise to be faithful for their lives.
God also made a big promise to us. All throughout history He made promises to us. Like with Noah. Remember the story of the flood? Once the waters settled down, God promised never to flood the earth again. He sent a rainbow to seal that promise. We are reminded every time we see the rainbow of God's promise and He remembers, too. He promised Abraham and Sarah a baby. He promised Moses he would deliver the Israelites from slavery.
He made a promise to us, too. He promised us eternal life through Jesus. He promises that when we believe and trust in Him, He is faithful to remember His promise to us. He is faithful to forgive and forget our sins when we ask him and he is faithful to call us his princesses!
How can we remember his promise to us? By faithfully reading his Word, praying to him, talking to him, loving others, and sharing about him to others.
We talked through the verse from Deuteronomy while the girls made bracelets that said "Faithful" on them to remind them of God's promise to them.
Gerrie Morgan, from the Grand Rapids team, taught three days of floral design to the women and teenage girls in the community. With some of the left over flowers, she taught the girls how to make beautiful bouquets. The girls were THRILLED!!!!