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.
Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind set on God. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–HIS good, pleasing, and perfect for will for you.
Therefore, God doesn’t always do what we want.
God owes no one anything. No reasons. No explanations.
God is God. He knows what He’s doing.
Trust HIS heart.
Build a reputation for wisdom.
- Live well
- Live wisely
- LIve humbly
Don’t talk the talk, but rather walk the walk.
That’s what counts.
Don’t twist the truth.
Flirt with the world and you become God’s enemy
Quit dabbling in sin.
Quit the fun and games.
Get serious with God.
Your reputation will follow you all the days of your life.
Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.
Put yourself aside and help others get ahead.
Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand.
Don’t get the advantage over someone else.
Live a selfless, obedient life.
Keep on keeping on.
Do everything readily and cheerfully.
From Philippians 2
I’m hearing of more people who want to go to a foreign country to be a missionary. There really is no need to pack up and go far away as there is so much to do in one’s own city. Just take a look and you can find:
- schools and afterschool programs that need help with children
- food banks and soup kitchens need help to feed the hungry
- homeless shelters need volunteers for all sorts of jobs
- women’s homes, trafficking agencies, are helping with the slaves on the streets, the battered in the homes
- the foreigner, the widow, the orphan are all on your doorstep
Seek out agencies that need help. See where you fit with your gifts and passions. You need not leave your home to be a missionary. You only need to seek the will of God.
God knows what you need before you even ask.
Prayer is not a way for us to let God know what we need, but rather a way to experience God more intimately. Experiencing God’s loving provision. Experiencing God through prayer as He provides. Experiencing our reflection in God’s word. Experiencing God’s hand on our life.
God knows better than we do what we need and what is best for us. He is prepared to provide for every need.