August 5 – Foundation for Life Change – Fun

Read Matthew 19:14

I’ve been at Grace since I was five years old and grew up in Grace Kids. Every summer came with the anticipation of Mr. Steve and Mr. Randy’s VBS-the highlight of the summer for my friends and me!

Then, there were Sunday morning services. I vividly remember memorizing verses throughout the whole week so I could get cool prizes from Ms. Cathy; I had so much fun!

These memories are so vivid because I had so much FUN! Fun is such an important value at Grace Kids because fun, over time, builds trust.

The trust I had in my leaders throughout my years in Grace Kids carried over to my years in Grace Students, which changed my life for the better. Trusting them brought me closer to Jesus!

In Matthew 19:14, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” What better way to point kids to Jesus than by making sure they have fun, and therefore building trust, on their way?

It might come as a surprise, but kids love having fun! If you have any kids in your life, you know that they don’t need fancy toys or giant games to have fun-they have fun wherever they are!

So, I have a question for you. Who can you invite to have a fun time in order to build the bridge for spiritual conversations? Think about the families around you, whether neighbors, colleagues, or friends. Now, think about how God could use you in their lives-simply by creating a FUN environment!

What are you waiting for? Go have some fun and build the bridge for spiritual conversations while doing so!

Grace Wasson

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