Friday, April 22, 2011

one of many.....lessons

The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral StoriesI'm almost sure that the words self-satisfied and unconcerned were puposely left out of the Book of Virtues--perhaps, because the combination of the two make us complacent.  I've lately been reminded that schedules, routines, and comfortable circumstances cause us to become unaware of possible dangers.   It can be quite a balancing act as I strive not to be too carefree yet not overly anxious when it comes to many aspects in life. What I'm trying to say is that one of the many lessons I've recently been reminded of is COMPLACENCY.  Don't waste a single moment--ahh, time is so precious.  Words-- guard them when not uplifting and speak them when they bring good.  Love-- do this just like Jesus does with open arms at ALL TIMES..
I'm guilty of being careless in many aspects.  God has called me to GOOD---everyday without becoming lazy and complacent!  I'm so grateful that I serve a God that gives me his guidelines and holds my hand along the way!

1 Peter 2:21 (The Message)

21-25This is the kind of life you've been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
He never did one thing wrong,
Not once said anything amiss.
They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you're named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls.

"A man's work is in danger of deteriorating when he thinks he has found the one best formula for doing it. If he thinks that, he is likely to feel that all he needs is merely to go on repeating himself . . . so long as a person is searching for better ways of doing his work, he is fairly safe."

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