Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Servant Spirit

Real servanthood is accomplished when you do something that can never be paid back. Helping an elderly stranger get groceries loaded into her car or helping a cranky neighbor with yard work nets no profit for self. But it is an eternal investment when you do everything for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31). Teach your children to:

  • Serve others with an attitude of love.
  • Give to people who can never repay.
  • Show initiative by taking care of things they see need to be done.

“Build these four qualities into your children, and they will become great people,” says Dr. Kimmel. “It becomes their DNA when they launch.” And what about those other four things: wealth, beauty, power, and fame?

 “Almost every time, God throws those things in for free,” notes Dr. Kimmel. “When somebody is committed to the qualities of greatness, they just automatically move to the top of the heap.”

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