Monday, April 14, 2014

Think outside yourself

Being a part of a special group is so fun and makes you feel so privileged!  It's true that because you have worked hard and dedicated your heart and soul to becoming a Godllywood Girl, you now have earned the right to actually be one.  But one danger comes with that.  It's when you begin to think that you are better than others, and begin to act that way.  When you exclude others, when you show favoritism, when you stop being kind and thoughtful, you lose the spirit of Godllywood and that's exactly what we DON'T want!  

The Spirit of God is constantly giving, caring and helping.  When we are following His Spirit, we need to be doing the same thing.  You now have new friends in your group.  You also have new girls you can meet every week in church, even those who aren't a part of Godllywood.  God is looking at you to see if you are following His Spirit and showing kindness, care and friendliness to everyone.  

To be a Godllywood Girl, there is no room for selfishness or rudeness.  That is in the No-No's list!  The moment you notice that you are acting that way, pray immediately, ask God to forgive you and then do exactly the opposite of that behavior.  Even when it's hard to be nice to someone you are jealous of or feel uncomfortable with, you are letting God bless you more. What you reap you sow.  What you do comes back to you!

Instead of just thinking of what you want, being friendly to those who you like and being kind only to those who are kind to you, start to give your kindness to others - think outside yourself!  Remember, the world doesn't revolve around you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April's tasks - Beautiful is as beautiful does

Good behavior is very important if you want to grow to become a young woman of God. At school, at home, among family members and in your neighborhood, how you act shows whether or not you belong to God.  Take a look at your daily habits, the way you normally act every day.  Of course everyone has their bad days, but they should happen only once in a while. Most days should be good and positive!  

You’re the girl that smiles and greets people with courtesy - good morning, good night, thank you, excuse me, I’m sorry – that shows you’re polite! You know how to be friendly even though you might be shy.  
You’re not a motor-mouth who talks all the time, and you’re also not tongue-tied and refuse to say anything. 
You don’t talk about indecent things and you aren’t vulgar
You don’t lie but always speak the truth
You don’t cuss or use filthy language
You don’t steal or mistreat people, and you don’t exclude others, especially at school
You don’t throw tantrums, shout at your parents, or disrespects teachers

Your Tasks: Build your reputation for good behavior one step at a time. 
  1. Write a letter listing all the things about your behavior that you forget to do or that you do wrong, and give it to your Big Sis so she can pray for you about it. 
  2. On a small card, write this month’s lesson (in red above) and place it where you will remember to read every day in the morning and ask Jesus to remind you to put them into practice. 
  3. Don’t drink any soda this month and choose a healthier kind of drink to enjoy. 
  4. Get to know your new friend as a sister, who your Big Sis will choose for you, and choose a cool new look (outfit) for each other to use during one of the services in church this month.  Take a special picture of the two of you to post that day in the Godllywood Girls community.