Christlike Mindset             

Philippians 2 5

 

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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Love is the Greatest Virtue

1 Corinthians 13 13

 

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.

 

The dictionary defines love as an intense feeling of deep affection.  But the Bible tells us that love is much more than a feeling, it’s the most important and greatest virtue of all.  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

Love is Patient

1 Corinthians 13 4

 

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

 

No one is perfect and everyone has faults and quirks, but when we show genuine love and patience we overlook the things that frustrate and possibly even annoy us. When we are patient and kind we try our best to focus on the wonderful qualities of the people we love. Just like our heavenly Father is patient with us we should also be patient with those we love.

Overlook Offenses    

Proverbs 19 11

 

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.

God’s Timing

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Verse of the Day:   Habakkuk 2:3

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
We need to learn patience while we stay persistent, never giving up, all the while trusting in God and in His timing.  We cannot rush Him but we can be sure He will not disappoint in keeping His promises and while we wait on Him we must remain faithful.  God’s timing is perfect, never late, and always on time.

Love is Patient

1 Corinthians 13 4

Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

 

No one is perfect and everyone has faults and quirks, but when we show genuine love and patience we overlook the things that frustrate and possibly even annoy us. When we are patient and kind we try our best to focus on the wonderful qualities of the people we love. Just like our heavenly Father is patient with us we should also be patient with those we love.

‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

1 11-25 1 James 1 19

 

Verse of the Day:  James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  Even though it’s the most wonderful time of the year everyone is busy, stressed out, in a hurry, and not always as polite as they can be. As Christians, let’s try to set an example of how to treat others.  Let’s be patient, kind and slow to anger and remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.