This J.O.Y Printable is a fantastic tool to teach children the order of their priorities. Jesus comes first, followed by others and yourself last. This is a challenging principle that, when applied can make a difference in the lives of those that follow it.
When we put Jesus first in our lives we will live by the Spirit, who produces joy within us. Putting Jesus first means caring for others second; we understand that it is an honor to give our lives to serve Jesus and tell others about him, caring for them and helping them with their needs. By putting ourselves last this doesn’t mean that we don’t care about ourselves; the Bible teaches that we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Mark 12:30-31)… so of course we need to love ourselves! Putting ourselves last simply means that we think of others before ourselves just as Jesus lived whilst he was physically walking the earth.