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DEVOTIONS

Day 1 Title: HUMILITY Objectives:  To know the importance of humility.  To remind students how humility affects our relationship to God and others  To prevent future conflicts between students.  To inspire student in rendering effective care to their clients.  To establish rapport, trust and respect among subordinates Matthew 18:1-4 At the time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ³Who is the kingdom of heaven?´. He called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said, ³I tell you the truth, unless you change and become little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore who ever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Moral of the Story: We all want power and control. Few people would accept the idea that self control and personal power could be found in humility. If you truly humble, you submit these things to our Savior¶s call and influence upon your life. When you have true humility, it means your heart is Christ controlled. When you have true humility, you do not

pretend to be someone you are not. You have the freedom to always be just yourself, the person God made and loves dearly. Humility produces in you a quietness and peace because you are not striving to be someone you are not. Source: The Bible, New Testament Day 2 Title: TEAMWORK (Basketball Devotional Handbook ) Objective:  To give team participants a sense of purpose and the opportunity to work with other people in a fulfilling and meaningful way Game Plan That players will understand the benefits of teamwork and working together. Warm-Up Ask your players, "What does teamwork mean?" Give your players the dictionary's definition: Effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team working for a common cause or goal. Tip-Off

and only you can choose to be a good teammate. let the way you play the game speak for itself. MORAL OF THE STORY We can not try to accomplish things on our own. Day 3 Title: RESPECT Objectives:  To treat others or patients with fair and respect. Slam Dunk The saying means that there should be no selfishness. You should try to be a player who places other teammates before yourself. No team can win without teamwork. even when they make a mistake. Substitution "If each part of the body were the same part. Pass or Shoot Teamwork is a choice on the part of each of you. Prayer:Lord." Time Out Ask your players what the above saying means. Don't tell players how good you are by bragging about yourself. Working as a team brings so much more strength to the things we aim to achieve. But truly God put the parts in the body as he wanted them. Amen. And so there are many parts. on their own little part. .While sometimes it seems easier to just do it all ourselves. where each player plays their own position. Help us to embrace people into the journey as we go and be willing to receive other people¶s contributions. If you are a good player. if you are part of a team. made a huge impact towards the whole picture. but not be a good teammate. others will like you and consider you a good teammate. Your goal should be to become the best player you can."There is no 'I' in teamwork. but only one body. Ask that they would understand that even as God made body parts that have a different job. there would be no body. we often become so independent and want to fly solo. You should do your best to win and lose as a team. working as a team can get so much more accomplished. and who says nice things to your fellow players." (1 Corinthians 12:18-20) The Final Whistle Ask for any prayer needs and during prayer ask the Lord to help your players to practice teamwork. may not have been BFFs (best friends forever). you will become a team member that is worth a lot. The game is more fun when everyone does their part. He has also made each of them different and special as a part of the team. or get on other players' when they make a mistake. or thinking only about what you want. Let others brag about you. their willingness to work side by side. helps and listens to the Coach. In this way. and in this way. You can be a real good player.While the men that first gathered.

1Corinthians9:24-27 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run. the poor. "All people" includes our children. If you were in an auto accident just before you had to be at a once in a lifetime event« And the accident was clearly the fault of the other person«. "mind your own business. even the people we do not like«everyone deserves to be treated with respect. the homeless. with sincerity of heart. but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. Source: The Bible. To gain someone¶s respect we are to act and be the kind of person who others treat with admiration. approval. the sick and disabled. a quiet nature. (NIV) Respect should be given to other people. Be blessed and encouraged in Jesus name. it is possible that we are not doing what it takes to win respect.  To motivate students to change for the better. When others do not respect us.  To inspire student in rendering effective care to their clients. People who don¶t treat other people with respect generally have problems and create problems. Instead you might be respectful. Now they do it to . New Testament Day 4 Title: DISCIPLINE Objectives:  To know the importance of discipline. And both you and the other driver got out of your cars« And you were really steamed« And the other driver was 6¶10´ and weighed 400 pounds« You might not let off some of that steam." hard working daily life with winning respect. and do the will of God from our heart. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. perhaps we need to do what Paul said to the Ephesians in 6:5. fear God. in everything you do. MORAL OF THE STORY Treating others with respect is what we are called to do. the downtrodden. senior citizens. honor the king.  To remind students how discipline will help them to be successful. Notice that the apostle Paul connects a quiet. common sense. All people deserve to be treated with respect. When others do not respect us. To apply this learning regarding respect on their self and others Devotional Story/ Phrases 1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers. do to others what you would have them do to you (Matthew 7:12) and to let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven (Matthew 5:16). and hard work. Perhaps we need to treat others with respect. Remember. and reverence. with fear. Winning the respect of others is an activity that has to be done with intelligence.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them in to the jar. As he stood in front of the group of highpowered overachievers he said. and people all around him were dropping out of the race." said the professor. lest when I have preached to others. you should have the discipline within yourself to make it to the finish line. oh why. to drive home a point. ³Intelligence bring you to success but it is your attitude that brings you there´ Source: The Bible. The thing that kept him going was the thought of the "prize"²his wife and kids waiting for him at the finish line. He or she scolds you not to brag themselves but to discipline you and for you to remember the things he/ she want to imply. (NKJV) Day 5 Title: TIME MANAGEMENT Objective:  To remind to us to spend our time on more important things and never waste of it Run the Race "Why. for example as a student nurse there are times that you made a mistake and your C.your family. rocks about 2" diameter. Okay. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was. his feet hurt. time for a quiz.The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. Keeping his eye on the prize is what motivated him to complete the race. the sand filled up everything else. you would be nearly destroyed. of course."Now. but we for an imperishable crown. your partner. "I want you to recognize that this is your life. your health. The students laughed. When class began. As an athlete. I myself should not become disqualified.obtain a perishable crown. Discipline brought to us by others.and this discipline is called self-discipline. wordlessly he picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks right to the top. your children -anything that is so important to you that if it were lost. He asked his students again if the jar was full? They agreed that yes. The pebbles are the other things . Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. He shook the jar lightly. used an illustration those students will never forget.I. The pebbles. rolled into the open areas between the rocks. not as one who beats the air. Of course. The rocks are the important things . New Testament Story: One day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and. not to mention his lifelong goal of running a marathon. MORAL OF THE STORY Having discipline helps you to reach your goals.it was. did I ever want to run this race?" my husband muttered at about the 10-mile mark in the Honolulu marathon. He was hot. Thus I fight. will correct your mistake. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection.

2. Yet that is not how the landowner viewed his servant¶s actions. the man called for his servants and required each to give an account of what they had done. or car. Day 6 Title: Hardwork Objectives: 1. µGod Blesses Hard Work¶ by Pastor Terry Ecclesiastes 11:4 If you wait for perfect conditions. Jesus once told a story about a landowner.in life that matter." "If you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first. Take your partner out once a while. know what you want. there is no room for the rocks. Spend time for your Customers. Find time for maintainance. so I hid it in the earth and here it is. you will never have room for the things that are truly most important. To motivate students to consistently study and apply these on their patients welfare. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff. Set your priorities. Take time to renew yourself. The pebbles represent things like your job.the things that really matter. the servant replied ± ³I was afraid I would lose your money. know what you want Believe in yourself. you will never get anything done. MORAL OF THE STORY: Pay attention to the things that are Important in your life and spend time on the Important Some of the Important's are: Spend time with your Family. When the man asked for an explanation. ³But the master replied. Take time to get medical checkups.To know the importance of hardwork in becoming a successful nurse. The sand is everything else. who before leaving on a trip. Spend time on Preventing than on Solving Problems Take care of the rocks first . The same goes for your life. but on a smaller scale. called his servants and entrusted each with a portion of his estate. After returning from his trip. µYou wicked and lazy servant!¶ ´ (Mt 25:26) . house. Believe in yourself. the "small stuff.´ (Mt 25:25) µBetter to be safe than sorry¶ the servant thought. Spend time with your People. Play with your children. the rest is just pebbles and sand. for you never know which will grow ² perhaps they all will. 6 Be sure to stay busy and plant a variety of crops. material things. and make it happen. It was discovered that two of the servants had taken what was given them and doubled it! Yet the third could not report such success.

No doubt there were times when the servant felt led to take his master¶s money and do something productive with it. So often we blame God whenever we do not see the success in our lives that we see in others. our failures have more to do with our fears than with God¶s partiality. he was also severely rebuked. Yet the fear of failure held him back and as a result he not only accomplished nothing. The word slothful means hesitant.´ . who said ± ³He who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking. you will never get anything done. Yet the truth is. will never accomplish anything. Solomon said ± ³If you wait for perfect conditions.´ The King James Version uses the word µslothful¶ to describe the servant.MORAL OF THE STORY: It was Martin Luther of the 16th century.