4: Whoever says “I know him”, but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5: but whoever keeps His word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in Him, 6: whoever says He abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He (Jesus) walked.
Wow, no one likes to be called a liar. But can we all say that we are living by His word? I know I can’t. I remind myself all the time throughout the day that He is watching; (and I don’t mean Santa); and that everything I do is to be for His glory. I fail a lot but thank God for His mercy and forgiveness. I do want to make sure that I’m not a repeat offender, per-say, and when I say I’m sorry I need to mean that I won’t do it again. Whatever it may be. A sin is a sin is a sin in His eyes. None is greater or less than the other. If I want to live by His word I need to really live it. I also know that I need to learn lessons in life and I need to be held accountable. I think that if we all keep ourselves accountable to each other, then the world would be a better place. What do you think?
Philippians 4:8 Finally brothers, what ever is true, what ever is honorable, what ever is just, what ever is pure, what ever is lovely, what ever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Wow, what does that mean to you? I think that means that we need not concentrate on the petty things that work our nerves everyday. To get a duck butt and let stuff just slide off our backs. To always look for the good in everyone and in every situation. I know that I may be more positive than most people I come across everyday. I’ve been asked how I can be so happy? Well, I know that there are things that I have control over and things that I don’t. My own attitude is under my control. I can control how I react to things and people. Sometimes my emotions get the better of me and I have a mini pity party to myself. Or I talk to a good friend and just talk out my frustration. It really helps to have a good friend to listen and for you to listen to your friends as well. I know I can’t always make it about me when talking to my friends. Which by the way, I don’t have many of. I am picky. And so should you be. I have acquaintances and co-workers. I even have family that I don’t call my “friends”; don’t get me wrong, I love all of my family. But I have had to detach myself from some family members before to keep my own inner peace. So back to the point. I know that the things that I can’t control, I shouldn’t dwell on. And the things I can change I should change and think upon the good things in life that God has made and has blessed me with. And be happy for others when they are blessed. I always give my praise to God! And I stop to “smell the roses” every chance I get. I hope you will too!
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