Bless and Be Blessed by Loving
Love should be number one on your spiritual priority list. You should learn about love, pray about love, and develop love by loving others. God is love, so when you walk in His love you abide in Him, He is present. Because we walk in God's love by receiving and expressing it, we should not deceive ourselves into thinking we can love God while we hate other people (see 1 John 4:20).
We seek many things in the course of our lifetime hoping to find fulfillment. But most of these things disappoint. When we decide to walk in love, we discover it not only blesses others, it also blesses us.
Calm down and Use Your Gifts
Do you know there is a right and wrong way to handle times of distress? I did not know that until I became a Christian and began to learn that God's power and peace are available to me.
As a Christian, you have God's peace. He has bequeathed it to you – it is your inheritance. In addition, Luke 10:19 tells you He has given you power. Peace and power, what wonderful gifts…..and God gave them to you for a reason – He wants you to use them.
If you have not been putting these gifts to work in your life you are cheating yourself. So make a decision to start using them now. Do not waste your time whining, crying, or throwing a fit when problems come. Instead, calm down and think about the peace and power of God that are yours…..and then put them to work!
Happiness and joy do not come from the outside but from within you. They are the result of a conscious decision, a deliberate choice - one we make each day. There are many people living in bad situations they would like to see changed. But despite the challenges, they choose to be happy and joyous. You face that same choice every day of your life.
Either you choose to passively listen to the devil and allow him to ruin your life and make you miserable, or you choose to aggressively withstand him so you can live in the fullness of life God provided for you through His Son Jesus Christ.
Make the right choice and enjoy life like never before!