The Lord, God of Our Life
Biblically described, He is love.
The Apostle Paul, one of Jesus’ most devoted disciples, described love in his first letter to the Corinthians beautifully. He said, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, it always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
It is all too often we become absorbed in daily operations that we don’t fully consider our value to God.
After all, we’re alive, we’re here, right? If he is everything Paul so eloquently described, and even more than that, wouldn’t it make sense for us to honor him in any way we know possible? There is a few easy ways to do this, hey, you might already be honoring God and didn’t even know it.
1. Have Faith
The support, the very foundation that is faith in God lies in one place. Jesus made it clear that we must believe in his resurrection to be welcomed into heaven. Should you have faith (meaning your actions are directly correlated with what you believe) that Jesus died for your shortcoming, sin, and rose again, you will be saved.
There is a lot of discourse involved with this, hence, all kinds of denominations. You may have noticed this driving through your hometown. There is tons of different viewpoints and that brings us to our next checkpoint.
2. Ask for Wisdom
This may seem arbitrary, obvious even, but there is infinite possibility in asking God for more knowledge. We see in the Old Testament of the Bible (pre-Jesus’ arrival) that King Solomon asks God for wisdom and he soon becomes the wealthiest man ever known.
We also learn from the very mouth of Jesus that if we seek his kingdom before anything else, everything else we need, physical things like clothes, food, and money will be added to us. (Matthew 6:33)
In short; Faith + Wisdom = Prosperity
3. Don’t Give Up
Be sure to count on your life getting hard, be ready for the worst so you can live at your best. God himself warned us ahead of time that we’d be having trouble should we have faith in him.
You can find that at John 16:33.
Perseverance is a necessary part of your character if you believe in God, life can suck sometimes and you gotta tell yourself to push through it. A good way to keep the faith is to find another believer you have a lot in common with who’s a little better at the christian thing than you. Hang onto their every word.
P.S – Don’t forget anything that may give you a spiritual advantage. Remember as much teaching as you possibly can. Memorize it.
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