Monday, March 7, 2011

All the Words I Need

Okay, I am sharing with you all the words of direction that I need (as of today) to live my life in a way that is pleasing.  I am not trying to be self-righteous in offering these words.  I am sharing them more to hold me accountable to what is good.  I sometimes read back over my posts as I would an entry into a personal journal.  When I have moved astray on my path, perhaps these words will direct me back to my core. 

The first set are several verses that clearly state to me my pre-established goal for each and every day.  These words are very similar to my interpretation of living above the line.

Romans 12: 9-21 ~ 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not think you are superior.Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
17 “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 
If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:

Then there are these words that speak to my more playful and adventurous nature.
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

 If I could combine all of these directives, how could I go wrong each day?  Can I stay accountable to these words all of the time?  I know me, and I know I certainly cannot.  But, I can try.  I can give it my all each day hoping to lay my head upon my pillow each night with a happy heart and clear mind. 

What are some of the words that you are living by these days??

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