09 June 2008

A-Z: What should I be doing with my life?

HT: K's Cafe: The 30-second blog.

"Sometimes I want to know exactly what God wants me to do about stuff. Should I be living the USA? In France, the UK, Germany, Switzerland? Where does my future lie? Should I be in this house or another? This church or another? Where are you taking me, God?"

"My past is clear. My present is that He's not telling me my future just now. "

"In the meantime, I am getting the feeling He wants me to
- be content where He's planted me
- be thankful for all the blessings He so lavishly pours out
- trust Him for whatever is to come, and
- get on with all these crystal clear commands that He's already given me:

Act justly (Micah 6:8)
Accept one another (Rom 15:7)

Believe in the One He has sent (John 6:29)
Bear fruit in every good work (Col 1:10)
Be a blessing (Gen 12:2)
Bless and do not curse (Rom 12:14)

Consider the kindness and sternness of God (Rom 11:22)

Do not be arrogant (Rom 11:20)
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought (Rom 12:3)
Do what is right (Romans 13:3)

Encourage (Rom 12:8)

Find rest in God alone (Psalm 62:5)

Give thanks to the Father (Col 1:12)
Give generously (Rom 12:8)
Grow in the knowledge of God (Col 1:10)

Hate what is evil; cling to what is good (Rom 12:9)
Honor one another above yourselves (Rom 12:10)

Integrity - have it! (1 Chr 29:17)
Instruct one another (Rom 15:14), gently! (2 Tim 2:25)

Join in the work (1 Cor 16:16)

no record of wrongs (1 Cor 13:5)
Keep in step with the Spirit (Gal 5:25)
Know that the Lord is God (Psalm 100:3)

Love mercy (Micah 6:8)
Love your neighbour as yourself (Rom 13:9)

Mind your own business (1 Thess 4:11)
Mourn with those who mourn (Rom 12:15)

Number our days aright (Psalm 90:12)

Overcome evil with good (Rom 12:21)
Offer your bodies as living sacrifices (Rom 12:1)

Pay taxes (Rom 13:7)
Practice hospitality (Rom 12:13)

Quarrel not with your Maker (Isaiah 45:9)

Rejoice with those who rejoice (Rom 12:15)

Serve (Rom 12:7)
Share with God's people who are in need (Rom 12:13)
Stand firm (1 Cor 15:58)
Stop passing judgment on one another (Rom 14:13)

Think of yourself with sober judgment (Rom 12:3)
Trust in Him (Rom 15:13)

U-turns: repent for wiping out of sins and gaining refreshment (Acts 3:19)

Vengeance - leave it entirely up to God (Rom 12:19)

Walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)
Win the respect of outsiders (1 Thess 4:12)

X-ray vision: look at the heart, not the appearance of people (1 Sam 16:7)

Yearn for God's presence & heaven (Ps 84:2)

Zeal for the Lord - have it! (Rom 12:11)"

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