Grow

We are all very busy growing our families, our careers and our lives. We often get so wrapped up in our to-do list that we leave out the most important part. Choose to make a difference today by growing in grace and giving it to others. Remember, the people we encounter are not perfect but they are eternal.

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

2 Peter 3:18 KJV

Contagious

Effort is contagious. Attitude is contagious. Kindness is contagious. It has been said many times, show me your five closest friends and I will show you your reflection. If you want to know how to be wealthy, hang out with wealthy people. If you want to be a world class eSports gamer, compete with other elite gamers. If you want to be a great parent, get advice from people who have raised good kids. No access is no excuse. Books, documentaries and even YouTube will allow you to learn from people around the world and across the ages.

It’s your responsibility. Be intentional. Infect the world with goodness!

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

2 Peter 2:19 KJV

WHY?

I’m sure you could tell me “WHAT” you did yesterday; but could you tell me “WHY”? Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk might help you find the answer or at least give you something to think about. 🙂

Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

2 Peter 1:15 KJV

Subjection

It’s human nature to compare and judge. We must resist the temptation to believe that our current circumstances somehow put us above any other human being. Grace flows into our lives when we put on humility and submit ourselves to each other.

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1 Peter 5:5 KJV

Think

What were you thinking? 🙄 This is usually the question that comes after the results of a poor decision. Most likely, there was not a great deal of thought at all. If we ever allow our own lust ahead of our mind…we are out of order. Take the time to pray, think and explore the order of creation and the truth of the scriptures. In doing so, you will see the mind and will of God.

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; [2] That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 Peter 4:1-2 KJV

Blessings

Treating each other with kindness is a win-win transaction. When we are mindful, loving, compassionate and courteous; when we use our words to uplift and encourage. We not only give a blessing…we receive one too. 😉

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: [9] Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 3:8-9 KJV

Doing Well

We all face problems from within, due to our own poor decisions. We also face problems from without, the bad intentions of others. Be careful to not mistake one for the other. It is easy to see ourselves as helpless victims. When in reality, we have the freedom and responsibility to silence ignorance with well doing.

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: [16] As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

1 Peter 2:15-16 KJV

Temporary

It is easy to understand that some things are temporary. It is not so easy to understand that life as we know it…is one of those things.

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: [25] But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

1 Peter 1:24-25 KJV

Clear Conscience

When you realize other people have the same issues you have…it’s much easier to forgive and pray for others. 🙏

If you have wronged someone, go quickly and “make it right”. Ask God for forgiveness. Learn from the mistake and move on. Life is better with a clear conscience.

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:16 KJV

Humility

I read a book a few days ago called The Ideal Team Player. It had one of the best definitions for humility ever. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself…it is thinking of yourself less.”

Humility is a heart matter that cannot be taught but it can be learned. People are drawn to real humility because it creates harmony and peace. Settle in your heart to have a spirit of humility. Think of yourself less and leave the results up to God. 🙂

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

James 4:10 KJV

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