Chad Fell is famous for using a wad of bubble gum to blow the largest bubble in history. Without using his hand, he blew a bubble that was 20 inches (or 45 cm) in diameter! Isn’t that amazing? This record was written up in Guinness World Records and hasn’t been broken since 2004. The only way Chad was able to set this record was by practicing with bubble gum again and again. Imagine how many times he must have had bubble gum all over his face and hair.
Practice Makes Perfect
Think about something that took you a really long time to learn, such as tying your shoes or throwing a football. At first it was difficult to figure out those shoelaces and what to do with them. But after you became comfortable with tying the loops, it became easier and easier. Now you don’t even have to look at your laces when you tie them, or concentrate on it at all. It has become extremely easy because you practiced the same thing again and again to form a pattern in your brain. This is called a habit. Habits are formed by repeating an activity again and again.
It is always a great time to start a positive habit.
Think about something you can begin doing that will make you a better person to your friends, your brothers and sisters, and the rest of your family.
God has asked us to make a habit of spending special one-on-one time with Him. The best way to make your habit stick is to do it at a special time every day.
To make your devotional time interesting, try something creative to get to know Jesus. This could include making a prayer wheel for those who are sick or homeless, your friends, teachers, family, and church pastors. Or you could draw part of a Bible story that means something special to you. Maybe you want to keep a journal of Scriptures that you like, or listen to the words of a Christian song that you enjoy. You can’t go wrong with starting a habit of spending time with Jesus every day. This would be a lot less messy than having bubble gum up your nose every day!
—This article first appeared in KidsView, January 2016.
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