It has been
5 months, 26 days
25 weeks and 1 day
48.22% of 2015
Since he’s left to be with the Lord, he is in a better place no doubt, though his presence is still missed. Sharing a bit of his thoughts and taking in a bit of his wisdom when he was among us, written July 8, 2014
FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS – IN HIS WORDS:
A friend told me He had recently accomplished one of the things on His "bucket list" (a list of things to Do before you die) when He took His sister to Europe. Although He had traveled there many times, she had never been there. What struck me was the unselfish nature of Having that goal on His "bucket list." It caused me to wonder how many of my dreams and goals are focused on others and not on myself.
(Romans 12:6-21) speaks of God's gifts to us as members of the body of Christ and how we should use them in everyday life. All of them are outward in focus. Teaching, for example, is not for the teacher's self-fulfillment but for the benefit of others, so too with the other gifts mentioned in (Romans 12:6-8). Paul summarized this open-handed approach by urging us to "be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves" (Romans 12:10). Paul exemplified this attitude by including others in His ministry and investing His life in the next generation of believers. Generosity, hospitality, forgiveness, and compassion guided His behavior.
Our goals in life should include giving away the gifts God has given us. Grant us, then, the grace for giving with a spirit large and free, that our life and all our living we may consecrate to Thee.
For a healthier spiritual life, exercise humility and care for others.
Have a bless and productive day