Life can be quite simple if we live in each moment. Not grasping for the next new thing, but rather finding the extraordinary in the here and now.
If you believe in serendipity, you will see more of those moments in your everyday living for it is there where we spend most of our life. Anticipating the next great event causes us to lose track of the beauty of the ordinary moment.
Serenity is found in living each day in peace with those around you, accepting that others see the world differently than you.
Be plain spoken–yes and no.
It is wrong for you to manipulate your words, making yourself sound more religious.
Respond with prayer when someone wrongs you.
Do not love only the lovable, but also the unlovable.
Don’t make a performance out of doing good, just go DO good works without calling attention to yourself.
Mind your own business
Do your own job
Don’t sponge off your friends
Warn the freeloaders to get a move on
Be attentive to individual needs
Throw out anything tainted with evil
Don’t be gullible
Make Christ as plain as day
Bring out the best in others
Stand firm, mature, confident
Be so immersed in Jesus that He is evident in your life. In other words, one’s life should be a testimony to Jesus Christ and what He does.
Jesus can take “impossible” and make it go beyond possible. Be open to that happening.
“Don’t worry about anything. I will fill your lamp.”
Entrust the children to the Lord. Pray for them. The Lord only lends us these people for a short time. They are His. What we receive is Christ, Himself.
Be content with God’s provisions in your life.
By seeking contentment, peace will come to your soul.
Worship the Lord, your God, and only Him.
Serve Him with absolute single-heartedness.
Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.
One’s love and faith for Jesus should brim over to other Christians.
The faith you have will show up in the good things you do.
Do good work so that others can see Christ in you.
Show hospitality to others.
Praise those in whom you see God working.
Share with them what you see as God works in their lives.
Prayer aligns your life with God.
Prayer prepares you to be ready to be involved in God’s activity.
Walk close enough to God to be receptive to His word for your day.
Be alert to what God is already doing.
Adjust your prayers so as to see God’s will in your life, not just to get your own way.
Oh, Lord, let us hear and heed Your voice.
Complaining poisons the heart with ingratitude and can be a contagion. Say goodbye to complainers around you. Don’t become one yourself.
Every day, rehearse the faithfulness and goodness of God to us. Remember and be grateful for all God has provided. Tell others of the good things He has done.
Treat one another justly.
Love your neighbors.
Be compassionate with one another.
Don’t take advantage of
- the poor
Don’t plot and scheme against one another.
God can turn a dreamland into a wasteland, it will become a vacant lot.
Live instead as God directs you.