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Week 7: Your code of conduct.

Week 7: Your code of conduct.

Scripture: 1 Cor 13

Contents:

How do your relationships look like?

How do your immediate circumstances look like?

Working as an estate agent, I had a code of conduct to adhere to. The Estate Agency Board’s codes mixed with the agency I signed a contract with. We read it thoroughly and signed this lengthy document with some hesitation. As humans, we are prone to mistakes. And to sign this where no excuses were tolerated was a big step. Penalties were a given if you stepped out of line. These rules stated with exact discipline how you should interact with clients.

In life we also have a code of conduct manual; the Bible. It is our daily guide to be the most effective human being. Listening to a book the other day it was pointed out again that our conduct is the result of our world and how it looks like.

If you are irritable and grumpy all the time your world reflects and attracts negatively. Especially in your relationships, it is more noticeable. If you walk around with a smile on your face, no matter the circumstances you experience, your relationships are healthy.

If you want a different outcome in your life, change your conduct. It will change your relationships, your circumstances and your choices. You will not act from a place of irritability but love. Your conduct should be beyond approach.

Prayer

Father, help me detect the moments of irritability in my day and change them to Your conduct. Your Son was the perfect example when walking on the earth. Even when he was betrayed, He walked in Love. Though His circumstances were severe, He showed love and forgave. Holy Spirit, help me with everything I say and do. I make a conscious decision to not walk in intolerance, impatience, be irritable but with patients, tolerance and love. Fill me with Your Peace so that I can show it in my life and can become the magnet of goodness and love and be a blessing to others.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Worthy to be Loved
Week 6: Ineffective and unproductiveness kills self-confidence.

Week 6: Ineffective and unproductiveness kills self-confidence.

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5-9

Contents:

Life is a constant walk. A growth process that enables us to do our work. For this walk, you can add positive or negative information that gives you the composure for everyday living. Much of our self-confidence is built by how we see ourselves.

When we see ourselves through God’s eyes, we are confident, doing what is right with dignity and grace in every area. When we lose our focus, we are fearful and uncertain, stripped from all assurances, and we are an open target for the enemy to do his work in and through us.

According to the scripture in 2 Peter 1 from verse 5, make every effort to add to your faith. An impressive list that begins with goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. The one builds the other. It cannot operate alone. To be truly self-confident, these qualities should be visible in your life.

If not, then you should try to add it as the scripture states. God will not come with a magic wand and do it. No, He expects you to do so.

It is a conscious thought to add daily and walk in confidence. It sets you apart as God intended. When we add, we become love. We become grace and are an arm and mouthpiece for the Father. A true witness to His Name.

Prayer

Father, your Word gives us the tools to walk confidently into this world. Help me set my fears and worries aside so that I can replace them with your attributes. Let goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love be clear in my daily walk.

Your word teaches me I am can overcome all things, help my feeble mind to be strong and tap into your resources. Thank you for equipping me to be the person you have called. To truly walk in love as shown by your Son, Christ Jesus.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Worthy to be Loved

 

 

Week 1: Jesus sets the example.

Week 1: Jesus sets the example.

Monday Inspirational 

Scripture: (NIV) 1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”  

According to the scripture in 1 Peter 3 harmony, love, sympathy, compassion, and humbleness walks hand in hand. If you lack in the one, you lack in all. Love is a small, four-letter word, with a big responsibility.

Love is not a cliché, but an action. If you don’t put action to it, you won’t get the results you desperately seek. To utter the word irresponsible or say it just to manipulate is to mistreat the very nature of love.

Love is harmony

Love is sympathy

Love is compassionate

Love is humble

 Love is all the above and so much more. When you study the life of Jesus Christ, you will notice servanthood, empathy, but most of all His desire to remain obedient to His Father. He said to Mary, his mother in Luke 2:49, “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” it was so important to spend time with his Father that he was willing to disobey his earthly parents at that moment.

Only after that, he went home to be obedient to them. His life was the very nature of Love. This is an important lesson for us when we want to walk in His Divine Love. Obedience to the Father comes first, and the rest will follow. Love comes from that obedience. Without it, Jesus couldn’t walk to the cross and lay His life down for us.

The Love of the Father compelled him to honour his wishes; even unto death.

Only when we understand the heart of the Father can we submit and become His love and use it in accordance with the scripture in 1 Peter 3:8.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, you are Love. Show me the true meaning of your Love. Help me understand how to walk in humbleness, compassion, sympathy, and harmony. Let Jesus Christ’s life show me the way so that I can walk steadfastly in His footsteps and walk-in Love daily. Being absolutely one with His example. Amen.”

 You are blessed and highly favoured

Rom 8

Lynelle Clark

Worthy to be loved

Connecting with your Life-source

Connecting with your Life-source

Col 1:18-20 (AMP)

18 He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything.

19 For it pleased the Father for all the fullness [of deity—the sum total of His essence, all His perfection, powers, and attributes] to dwell [permanently] in Him (the Son), 20 and through [the intervention of] the Son to reconcile all things to Himself, making peace [with believers] through the blood of His cross; through Him, [I say,] whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Two thoughts I want to leave you with today:

God is the life-source and Christ reconciled all things to himself.

The one cannot transpire without the other. Once we connect with our Life-source, it reconciles us with Him and the things on earth. Reconciliation takes place in your craft, and your life and leaves nothing untouched. But it begins with the first step.

Through meditating, praying and journaling you get closer, more receptive for the Sources promptings.

As creative beings this is vital for our growth.

It opens us to new opportunities and gives us clarity in the most minute things.

The more we connect, the less confusion, jealousy and fears can rob us. It instils a purpose and gives direction. It gives peace and hope, and it lifts you from the obscurity to the heavenliest.

It is then that a well springs forth that breathes life into us. Once we breathe it in, it directs our path, stimulates, and gives us purpose. The moment we break the connection, the well stops to flow. The water becomes bitter and later becomes stale and unusable.

The purpose of connection is to keep the well flowing with fresh water. God/Highest power is the source, you are the receptor and your craft the outlet. The more connection to the more effortless creativeness becomes.

The purpose of a well is to go beyond the confinements and become a living stream which has the potential to become a river. It is up to you to maintain this connection and continually invest in it to get the results.

The purpose of reconciliation is to bring healing in every part of you: body, soul and spirit. It gives you the skills and tools to use. The more you connect, the better the connection.

Connecting with your Source means you invest in yourself. You become a living current and it spills into your everyday life and craft of choice.

Take the scripture to heart and make that connection today, this week, this month and see what will happen this year. May your connection grow and you well spring forth as a bubbling living entity.

Remember: you are born to be a blessing.

 

 

Connecting with your Life-source

Waiting shapes us to become a better version of us.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

We are all waiting for something, waiting in hope and faith for God to arrive in our lives. To make that dream come true. Time ticks by and waiting becomes a curse. You become tired, angry. You feel neglected: God, where are you? Are you listening?

You are doubting yourself during this time waiting for an answer from God, but none comes. You pray for confirmation, but none comes. You ask the leaders to pray with you and the answers you receive are not what you were expecting. You feel foolish. Doubts sets in. When will it happen? Is this waiting from God?

The Good news is:

While you are waiting, God is working. He never does nothing in this period. What you perceive as ignoring God perceives as preparing. Patience is working a good thing in us.

Skills are added while you are waiting. Skills you will need for this dream. Skills that will benefit you.

God crafts chapters while you wait. Chapters of wisdom, insight, self-control, patience, love, knowledge and much more.

You are tested at this time. Like any student who learns something new, they write tests to determine if they understood the subject. When they fail, they have to rewrite it.

Waiting makes little sense for us but for God it does. He sees the bigger picture. He sees, he protects, and he provides in your needs during this time.

Missing out?

You feel you are missing out on life. But He wants us to wait on him, trust in him, follow the promptings, go the extra mile. When a door opens, test it. Even when it is a mistake it is a lesson. Don’t dismiss the lesson. Make the lesson the focus not the hurt. Pain is an emotional experience and will lessen but the lesson will remain. Take the lesson to heart.

God is working—it should become a mantra in your life.

He has heard your prayers.

Faith is when you see nothing. Hope is a tool to use which develops your faith. Cling to it and use it.

Faith is a matter of the heart. Faith keeps you centred. It gives you joy.

Encouragement

Something good is going to happen.

God will come through.

Enjoy your wait. Wait with a good attitude. Enjoy the journey. See the sunlight. Shape your talents. Learn what you can to help you with your dream.

Be grateful. After patience has done its work faith will carry you.

We want the results, but God is interested in the journey.

David had waited 13 years before he could sit on the throne. During that waiting period he had to take care of his father’s sheep. If David did not pass the test in the veld, he would not have become king. God is watching you, when you are ready it will come to pass.

If the situation is not changing, God is changing you. All things are working for your good.

God is working.

Sometimes you see more of the why behind the wait.

Because God is silent does not mean he is ignoring you. That he is neglecting you.

Your dreams will go to you. The key to the dream has your name. Stop looking at other people, comparing yourself to them. You are not other people. The dream, the promotion, the job, it will come. Keep going.

The reason it takes longer is that it is bigger than your thoughts therefore you have to be prepared.

When you feel impatient, go into your waiting room and become quiet.

Don’t be impatient.

Don’t become angry or fearful.

All will work for the good for those who believe.

Waiting shapes you into a better version of yourself. You can only win when you are patient.

Remember:

You are blessed and highly favoured.

Monday Inspiration Proverbs 2: 2-4

Monday Inspiration Proverbs 2: 2-4

A WORD FROM THE WORD
Listen and concentrate … cry out for insight and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. (Proverbs 2:2-4, NLT)
A WORD FOR WRITERS
The 5W’s and H: Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? These six questions are the basis for research skills and information gathering. They’re used by anyone focused on fact-based writing, including journalists, researchers, law enforcement officials, bloggers, and more.
The six questions entered the mainstream by way of the British writer and journalist Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) as part of his fable, “The Elephant’s Child” (1902). The iconic verse reads,
I keep six honest serving-men (they taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When, and How and Where and Who.

But centuries prior to Kipling, questioning as the information-gathering device was endorsed in God’s Word. In Proverbs 2, King Solomon recommended six ways to gather information

: listen … concentrate … cry out … ask … search … seek. Ironically, while throwing questions at God gets a bad name in Christian circles, He is the One who champions it.

Asking question after question is one of writing’s foundational research skills. And it’s a foundational principle in the Christian life. An insightful writer asks questions to gain information. An insightful man asks questions to gain God’s wisdom.
A WISE WORD
Questions yield valuable information for the writer.
A WORD TO PRAY
Heavenly Father,
You want me to use solid research skills to seek and search and ask. Give me a heart that is eager to learn and insightful questions to ask so I can write with integrity.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Bible Gateway passage: Proverbs 2:2-4 - New Living Translation
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Bible Gateway passage: Proverbs 2:2-4 – New Living Translation
Tune your ears to wisdom and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.

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