Posts Tagged ‘ Lifestyle ’

VerseD: 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7, ESV

While we often fall short, as we follow the light of Christ we will sin less and less. We already are redeemed of all sin, so let us thank our Lord and God.

VerseD: Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 23:24, ESV

We all make mistakes, but wisdom is learning from mistakes: our own and those of others. It is also learning from our Heavenly Father, bringing joy to our earthly family.

VerseD: Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Colossians 3:13, ESV

We can accept the repentance of others, but sometimes we might be waiting when we should be the one to Repent.

Let us be quick to forgive, knowing God has forgiven us, even for things we may not be aware we are guilty of doing. Likewise, others may not be aware of the pain they cause.

VerseD: Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Psalm 34:8, ESV

We often think asking God for help or seeking Him is weakness, but that is when we fail to remember/realize we are inherently weak.

When we are reminded of the promises of God and His faithfulness, we find His strength and faithfulness in our own lives.

VerseD: Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25, ESV

We so often wish to do our own thing, but the Holy Spirit directs us and transforms us to think and act like Christ to the glory of the Father. May we choose to follow.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 12:25-27

that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:25‭-‬27, ESV

We tend to be selfish, self-focuded. In Christ, the Holy Spirit helps us genuinely care for others, joining in weeping and pain as well as celebrating and laughing. All to the glory of God.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 16:13

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13, ESV

We can be childish in our reactions to problems and our own sinfulness. Instead, we should take responsibility for our own sin and trust God to handle our forgiveness and problems we face, eing ready to stand for and proclaim truth.

VerseD: Philippians 3:10-11

that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Philippians 3:10‭-‬11, ESV

We can get in our own way too often. If we mortify the flesh (crucify our flesh, die to self, do away with our sinful desires) and seek to make Him known to this lost world, we shall join in Christ’s death and resurrection and inherit eternal glory.

VerseD: Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4, ESV

We have so many fears and pains in this world, but our hope is that one Glorious Day, our Lord will remove all the reasons for pain and fear, will comfort us continually, and heal us completely.

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VerseD: 2 Corinthians 10:5

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV

Our own thoughts can betray us, so we trust Christ to help us. We use His Word and the Holy Spirit to defeat all arguments (even if the arguers refuse to listen.)

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