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Seven Things Children Should Catch Us Doing

“Attitude is caught, not taught.” isn’t that the (hard) truth.  I sometimes wish my children would do as I say, not as I do … but that has yet to happen.

I don’t have a halo over my head or wings growing out of my back.  I am no Miss Perfect in any stretch of anyone’s imagination, which is why God shared His wisdom this morning.

Strength and accountability lie in numbers.  Sharing God’s wisdom, I know, will help me stay accountable to His words.  Thanks for your support:

Extending love to someone who is kind or special to us comes easy because we like the recipient of our attention.  But loving those who are hard to love helps us cultivate spiritual maturity and allows the Lord to intervene on our behalf (after all, life is all about Him, not me).

Showing care for enemies is an intentional action based on Biblical principals. (In Touch, February 2009)

  • We love because Christ first loved us (1 John 4:19)
  • We aren’t focused on retaliation.  Revenge belongs to God (Rom 12-17, 19). (I should get out of His way; yield to His divine intervention.)
  • We react with blessing, not cursing (Rom. 12:14, 20-21)
  • We willingly provide for the physical needs of our enemy (Prov. 25:21-22; Rom. 12:20-21)
  • We don’t stay angry; we show mercy to our adversaries (God modeled His perfect, unconditional love to humanity first) (1 Sam. 24:1-22; Eph. 4:26)
  • We are committed to forgiving, even when the natural response would be to give up.
  • We are not concerned with “winning” according to the rules of the world, but are committed to godly reactions (Matt.:44-48; Acts 7:60)

See also Winners Never Cheat.

Amen! 🙂

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March 16, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Change, Christianity, Compassion, Education, Freedom, God, Health and Wellness, Heart, Introspection, Love, Marriage, Mind, Peace, Soul, Spirit, Spirituality, Stress, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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