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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Initiate Solutions

 

Initiate Solutions

 

Deuteronomy 30:19

Sometimes we complain about things that we could change if we would stop feeling sorry for ourselves long enough to do something about them. For example, if we are lonely, we can make the effort to be a friend to someone else. We can choose to be free or remain in bondage to self-pity. We can choose to be pitiful or powerful.

 

Psalm 25:12-14 says, “Who is the man who reverently fears and worships the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose. He himself shall dwell at ease, and his offspring shall inherit the land. The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship) Him and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.”

 

 

Admirable Virtues

 

Galatians 5:16

“The fruit of the [Holy] Spirit, [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (and even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence)” (Galatians 5:22-23).

 

People throughout the world try to acquire these virtues through counseling or self-help books. Yet the Bible says that if we walk with God, the Spirit-filled life will produce these things within us. Give your life to God each day, and He will create a right heart in you, that will want to do the things He would have you do.

 

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