Christlike Mindset             

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Verse of the Day:  Philippians 2:5

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus

 

In everything you do and as you interact with people, follow the example of Jesus Christ.  Before you speak, before you act, ask yourself how Jesus would handle the situation. In the 90s the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?” (WWJD) became popular as a reminder to follow the example of Jesus. The Bible tells us that Jesus was humble, obedient, patient, giving, forgiving, loved God and all people. Live your life in such a way that others will see Jesus in you.

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Overlook Offenses    

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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:11

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

 

Wise people are patient when others offend them, purposely or not. Don’t be so easily offended, instead show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God forgives your offenses.  Hurt people, hurt people, wise people overlook offenses.

Finding the Good

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 11:27

Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

 

How are you living your life?  Are you a “glass half full” or a “glass half empty” type of person? Are you trying to find the good in others or are you constantly looking for the negative in people and situations?  No one is perfect, try to see their good qualities instead of their shortcomings. Be optimistic with a positive outlook and try to find the good in all people and situations and you will find favor with people, but more importantly, with God.

Love Your Enemies

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Love Your Enemies

Verse of the Day:   Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.  Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

God commands us to love our enemies, even the ungrateful and wicked.  For some this may be harder than others, but if we are grounded in God’s love and mercy, we can move past our human nature and into the spiritual characteristic of being Christlike.    Our heavenly Father has shown us great mercy and expects us to be kind to those who are ungrateful and wicked, not because they deserve it, but because we are striving to live a life that pleases God.

Generous and Compassionate    

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:9

The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

 

God is generous with us and He expects us to be generous with others as well. We serve a compassionate God and this creates a compassionate heart in us. The awesome thing is that when we give to others from our heart God blesses us even more.  We can never out give God.