Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
in Emotional, How To, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
As I was approaching fifty years old I sought the wisdom of my elders. I sought out men and women older than I was to learn lessons on life that they had been learning.
Last Monday I began a series entitled A Treasure Chest Of Wisdom, including:
1. Don’t Hold Grudges
2. Take Care Of Your Health.
3. Compassion Makes Sense and Giving Is Better Than Taking
4. Greed Gains Momentum
5. Gratitude Leads To Contentment
6. Contentment Leads To Generosity
Everyone Splashes. Splash Blessings.
Like a child at a water park dressed in a swimsuit rather than her finest outfit, let’s dress for splashing.
Many people are selfish.
Many people are self-centered.
Many people are prideful.
Many people are impulsive.
Our world is desperate for people to splash goodness.
You have been “chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.” 1
Q – We all splash on people. What splashes off of you?
A – Will it be compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, and discipline?
Let the Word of God splash all over you.
Let the Word splash on you infectiously.
Let the Word of God splash throughout you.
Let the Word splash off of you unmistakeably.
Let’s choose to read the Bible so that Jesus’ compassion overcomes our selfishness.
Let’s choose to read the Bible so that Jesus’ kindness helps us care for the poor.
Let’s choose to read the Bible so that Jesus’ humility helps us respect others fearlessly.
Let’s choose to read the Bible so that Jesus’ strength is enough when we feel weak.
Let’s choose to read the Bible so that Jesus’ self-discipline helps us say yes & no at the right times.
1 – Colossians 3:12, MSG