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Show compassion

23rd May 2011

Seek to show the compassion and love of Christ to all those you meet. Not just the people you love but also those you find unlovely. Jesus was a friend to the friendless. He was sympathetic, kind and merciful. Be the same.

Live a Life Marked by Grace

20th April

Grace is undeserved favor. Its greatest expression came in the gift of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus on our behalf - something we could never earn or deserve. Seek to show that same grace to every person you encounter.

Discernment

22nd March

Develop and use discernment. Your life will be full of choices - many of them difficult. Caitlin, the world is encouraging you to make decisions based on what "feels good" to you at the moment. You're already surrounded by people who live that way. It will only get worse. Make all your decisions - what you listen to, what you watch, who you choose as close friends, who you marry, how you spend your time, what you do vocationally - on the basis of God's unchanging Word. Don't trust your changing feelings as a gauge to discover and do what seems right. Instead, study and follow God's Word so that you can choose to do what is right.

Full of thanksgiving

9th february

Everything you have, are, and do is a gift from God. Don't think they come from you. Instead, realize that all the good gifts you experience are purely by the grace of God. And when you experience emotional, spiritual, or physical difficulty - and you will - be sure to thank God for those gifts as well. Why? Because He's gives you those difficulties as part of the refining process. He's growing your faith. Gratefully recognize the source of your blessings.

Glorify God

Glorify God in everything you are and everything you do. Live for the one who died for you by turning to Him as the guide and director of all your thoughts, all your feelings, and all your actions. The world will encourage you to see yourself as NUMBER 1. But don't be self-centered. You were made by God to be God-centered. Praise and glorify God by how you live, how you study, how you play, how you talk, and how you relate.

 

Be Consistent

Strive to be consistent in your faith. It can be tough trying to live a truly integrated life, living by God’s standards 24/7. Ask God to help you look closely at your life each and every day. Ask Him to expose those areas of your life where you must allow him to rule. Strive for a life of integration. Your faith should not be just one part of your life. Instead, it should guide, direct, permeate, and inform every area of your life - at home, at school, at work, in the car, with your friends, on the sports field, etc