This Week in Motion :: Choose your friends carefully.

September Series: God created us for relationships. From the very beginning of the Bible, we see how important it is to have wise people in our lives who help us understand how to honor God with our actions. When God sent Jesus, we were able to see the best example of friendship ever. Jesus showed us how much He loves us as He laid down His life for His friends. With His words and actions, Jesus showed friendship to everyone He met. We can reflect Jesus’ love best when we take time to care for our friends. 

Choose your friends carefully.
Two People Are Better Than One ● Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

In Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Solomon wrote, “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Solomon went on to explain that — like a three-strand cord — we are stronger when we work together as friends. It’s important that we have the right sort of people around us to build us up and help us make wise choices. 

Engage in everyday moments together this week: 

  • Morning Time: As your kid starts their day, tell them about a trait you see in them that makes them a good friend to others. 
  • Meal Time: At a meal, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What makes someone a good friend?” 
  • Drive Time: While on the go, ask your kid: “Tell me about someone who is your friend. What do you like most about them?”
  • Bed Time: Pray for each other: “God, give us the wisdom to choose friends carefully and the courage to walk away from friendships that are harmful.”

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