So, you have already read part 1. Did you agree with all you read on part 1? Did it seem reasonable? If so, you may already be on the right track. But acting like this is different than walking in it, breathing it, and allowing the true change in your life to come from within, from God’s power working in your life.
We all have the capacity to do the right things, but not everyone has the power to walk in it constantly, or that our deeds will impact others with God’s love and power for living. If you even half agree with part 1, then look at part 2, again with new eyes, with the assumption that you need more than just to act or behave in a good way, but that you need God’s power in your life to walk in it consistently and that it counts for more than a deed but a true life changing impact on people’s life. Maybe there is something missing in your life; God! It’s He who can change you. We cannot change ourselves. We can change somethings about ourselves, but not consistently.
If you agree with what I wrote in part one, then why not get committed to the real source of all good, all power, and certainly all love. In order to love others efficiently in our lives and around us, we need to be in contact with where love comes from; Who love truly is; God Almighty, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Let this be your invitation to call upon Him and not only stay the path, but walk with the One Who created the path. You have a choice. I hope you choose the right one. People all around you are people you don’t even know. May be they’re waiting on you to make the right choice. Choose the Lord today. And everything else that needs to change, will come with little or no effort. You’re carrying around someone’s miracle; choose the Lord and unlock that power- Jesus is still the key!
Now, read this again, and see it from a Biblical point of view. If you forgot what part one said it’s posted here again.
1. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2 Cor 10:12- “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
2. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. Phil 4:8- “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
3. Don’t over do; keep your limits.
Prov 3:24- “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.”
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
Rom 12:3- “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
1 Pet 4:15- “But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.”
2 Cor 12:20- “For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:…”
6. Dream more while you are awake.
Col 3:2- “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Jas 3:16- “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
Phil 4:19- “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
2 Tim 3:3- “Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,..”
Jn 7:24- “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
Phil 3:14- “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Lk 9:62- “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
9. Life is too exciting to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
1 Jn 3:15- “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.”
10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
Rom 12:18- “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Prov 16:20- “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.”
Ps 146:5- “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:..”
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
1 Pet 1:7 – “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:..”
1 Peter 4:12-19- “12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: (13) But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (14) If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. (15) But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. (16) Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. (17) For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (18) And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (19) Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”
13. Smile and laugh more.
Lk 6:21- “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.”
Ps 126:2- “Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.”
14. Don’t argue.
1 Thess 5:21- “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”
Ephesians 5:6-17- (6) “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. (7) Be not ye therefore partakers with them. (8) For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9) (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (11) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (12) For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. (13) But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. (14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (15) See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
15. Call your family often.
1 Tim 5:8- “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”
1 Tim 5:4- “But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.”
16. Each day give something good to others.
Mt 19:21- “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”
Lk 6:38- “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
Mk 11:25- And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Eph 4:32-“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6 .
James 1:27- “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
Mk 10:14- “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
Gal 6:10- “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
James 4:17-“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
20. What other people think of you is none of your business.
1 Pet 4:4- “Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:..”
21. Your job will not take care of you when you.
Mt 6:33- “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
Mt 22:37- “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
1 Cor 10:31-“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
23. GOD heals everything.
Acts 10:38- “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Prov 4:20-23- “(20) My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. (21) Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. (22) For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (23) Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
24. Do the right things.
1 Timothy 5 (whole Chapter)
Eph 5:10- “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.”
Rom 12:1-2-” (1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
25. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
Jude 1:20-22- (20) But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, (21) Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (22) And of some have compassion, making a difference:..”
26. The best is yet to come.
1 Cor 2:9- “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
27. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
Ephesians 4:22-32- “(22) That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; (23) And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; (24) And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (25) Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. (26) Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (27) Neither give place to the devil. (28) Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. (29) Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (30) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (31) Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (32) And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Colossians 3:5-10- (5) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (6) For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: (7 ) In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. (8) But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. (9 ) Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (10) And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:..”
28. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
Jn 14:6-“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Gal 2:20-” I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
1 Tim 6:12-” Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
Jn 12:25- “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”
29. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.
Ps 33:12-“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”
1 Pet 3:10-” For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:..”
Heb 8:11- “And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.”
1 Peter 3:8 -17- “(8 ) 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. (10) For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: (11) Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. (12) For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (13) And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? (14) But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; (15) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (16) Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. (17) For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.”
# 30______________? Is up to you. It’s what you will fill in the blank for your own life and how it will be from this point. What will #30 be for you?
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