Often I listen to sermons and public exhorttations that I believe have value. Usually I scratch out notes of the high points or thought that runs trough my mind as I listen. In this I gain inspiration and deeper meaning in things. Such is the case with the following thoughts which I feel can be of value to all that would take them to heart.
Personal Principles Matter
Take Responsibility for Your Actions
Only you can be responsible for the way you think!
For exercise of your responsibility be capable with strength
Ephesians : 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Do not waste one minute fighting the things you cannot change. Move on to things you can.
Pray for the wisdom to know the difference in all matters.
When you are wrong, admit it then move on and forget it.
Error is forgivable, denial is inexcusable.
When faced with interpersonal problems holding a grudge extends time in the problem
Have a forgiving heart and move on.
Always be Generous to those who need your help.
Givers gain in their giving, do it with Joy.
Let your mouth be ruled by Kindness.
Words speak Life and death . Uplift and encourage others with grace and kindness.
Refuse to participate in your self pity
Do not destroy yourself from within move on.
Learn to Listen, Really listen
You raise the perceived value towards others when they know you hear them.
Be A Peace Maker
Ephesians : 4-26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger
Deuteronomy: 6: 1-7 “Now this is the commandment-the statutes and the rules-that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land which you are going over to posses it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear there fore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers has promise you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and all your might, And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart, You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you lie down and when you rise.
By Mark A. Edgar
Thank you for your time and as you go through your day I hope these words will in some small way be of value to you.