A Servant’s Heart

“Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”  John 13:5

“…even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Matthew 28:20

A mother that was leading Bible studies in a group I participated in said that she put Matthew 28:20 in her kitchen window.  She wanted to be reminded many times each day that even Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, came to serve.  What a great reminder for all of us!

Isn’t Christlikeness what we want most for our children?  I want my children to find joy in serving others, to have servants’ hearts!  We’ve had Philippians 2:3 posted in our kitchen for years.  “Count others more significant than yourselves.”  Our first memory verses this summer will be about how we should treat others.  Also, we just started a “My Pleasure!” board.   We got this idea from an episode of 19 Kids and Counting– love those Duggars!  Michelle said that the owner of Chick-Fil-A taught his employees to answer every “thank you” from costumers with a “My pleasure!”  He wanted the employees to show costumers that serving them was a joy.  Take notice the next time you are there!  Michelle kept tally marks on paper beside each child’s name of how many times he answered a sibling with “my pleasure.”  We changed her idea a bit, and all the kids are working together.  We think our first reward will be  having ice cream for dinner when we reach 200 tally marks!

Our cute magnetic/ dry erase board was a gift from my sister.  It used to be a place to organize our school schedules.  We moved magnets around under each child’s picture based on his activities and requirements each week.

Before

After

I love it!  The children are all doing more for each other and for Mom and Dad!   They are showing joy in serving each other!  An added bonus:  we are counting by fives and practicing tally marks throughout the day every day!

We started official homeschool this week!  Wow!   It has been GREAT!  More to come soon…

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  1. Pingback: “My Pleasure!” Points Party | i have no greater joy

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