Family Devotion: Turkey Busters 2

TB2This is Part Two of a seven-part series leading up to Thanksgiving.  Here’s Part One if you need to catch up.  Sign up to receive Turkey Busters sent straight to your inbox.

Verse to Remember:  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. – Psalm 100:4 (NIrV)

Big Idea: I need to take time to thank God.

Have you ever forgotten to do something important? Was it something for school or a chore around the house? Maybe you owed someone money and forgot to pay them back.

It’s easy to forget things that matter when we’re busy or distracted. That’s what happened to a group of men who met Jesus.
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Family Devotion: Turkey Busters 1

TB1Verse: 
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind and with all your strength.’  And here is the second one. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no commandment more important than these.” – Mark 12:30-31 (NIrV)

Devotion:
Have you ever seen someone act like a turkey? I don’t mean trotting around the yard, gobbling and eating acorns.  I’m talking about someone who is acting selfish. Some people show it by whining or complaining. Others fight over toys or refuse to do their part to help out. Still others show it by being greedy or throwing a fit when they don’t get their way.

Unfortunately, sometimes grown-ups act this way too. Take Ahab, for example. Ahab was a king from the Bible. He was wealthy and could have had pretty much whatever he wanted. Except for one thing.

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Put the thanks back in Thanksgiving 

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Do your kids have more attitude than gratitude?   Does your family ever struggle with whining, complaining or greed?  Join the club!   It’s tough to be humble in a world that tells us, “It’s all about us.”

In this series of family devotions, you can help your kids bust the turkeys of pride, selfishness and entitlement in their lives and cultivate a grateful heart.Sign up here to receive a new family devotion every Friday for the holiday season.