Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What life like a Verb looks like


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What does living life like a verb look like?
Seek him first, every day. Psalm 5:3, “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”
Look outward, and as you do so consider those you see as better than yourself. Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit; but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.”
Rely on God in everything. 1 John 4:15-16, “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, then God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.”
Praise God, focusing on him makes our problems seem a little bit smaller. Matthew 6: 25-26 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

Walk in love in all that you do. 1 John 3:18, “Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.”
What a difference these verbs can make in our lives. When we go through our days with these admonitions before us our actions will truly speak louder than our words. And those actions will propel others towards Christ simply because He is seen in all that we do. The precepts that God has given in his word abound in verbs: love God, love your neighbor, serve others, pray for others, clothe yourselves with compassion and kindness. Christ’s love poured out for us should move us to action, it should motivate us to act and be different.
What verb would you focus on today?
Read up on My life as a Verb here and come back next Wednesday for some more thoughts on our actions.

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