Today: GOD & Me

31 May

Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.


Posted by on May 31, 2011 in God's Grace, Inspiration, Life


8 responses to “Today: GOD & Me

  1. njagala

    June 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Amen to that.
    May Providence guide u

  2. Sybella

    June 2, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    it can be hard but we are supposed to be thankful always and especially during hard times for that is when we have breakthroughs…

    • therisingpage

      June 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Hate hard times the most. Especially when they are called defining moments!

  3. char

    June 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Allowing God to change us is always a challenge, but it’s soo worth it 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this message.

  4. petesmama

    June 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I like that – be inventive in hospitality. God is good and the journey is always fantastic. Thank you for the reminder and the encouragement.


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