All of us need improvement in our lives. Check out the following to see which will piece of advice best meets your needs.
James 1:2,3 “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is
like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself,
goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. “
Directions for Living Your Life…
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite verse(s) of scripture.
3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. Check things out with scripture and run from those that do not line up with God’s word.
4. When you say, “I love you”, mean it.
5. When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye and also mean it.
6. Believe in Jesus and be a part of His work on this earth before He returns a 2nd time.
7. Believe in love God’s way.
8. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
9. Love deeply and passionately and do it unconditionally as God does.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling. Not even fighting may be the best solution. Listen much more than talking.
11. Don’t judge people by their relatives or your values. Or by what you perceive their motives to be. If scripture does clearly ID that it is wrong, maybe you are the one with the log in your eye.
12. Talk slowly. Listen long…………..
13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and
ask, “Why do you want to know?” or simply be silent. Lying is never ok.
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks.
15. Call your Mom (and your dad) today. Oh, don’t forget the Grandparents, now that I am one! And maybe twice a day for them, they need it!
16. Remember as you look into the mirror that Jesus will always love you.
17. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
18. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
19. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
20. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. And do not be afraid to say you were wrong.
21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
22. Marry the one you love to talk to and is a friend. As you get older,
the conversational skills will be as important as any other.
23. Spend much time alone with God so He can direct your path and do it first thing in the morning.
24. REMEMBER, God’s values do not change over time. His absolutes are for eternity. Only the wisdom of this world changes.
25. Silence is frequently the best answer.
26. Read more books and watch less TV. Especially read The Book that God has authored, the Bible.
27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
28. Trust in God and lean not upon your own understanding.
29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past. Don’t go to bed angry.
31. Don’t read between the lines it almost always is wrong.
32. Share your faith. It’s a way to achieve immortality and help someone else to do the same.
33. Be gentle with all.
34. Pray from the heart and not with repetition. There’s immeasurable power in it.
35. Never interrupt.
36. Mind your own business.
37. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
38. If you make a lot of money, put it to use as God intends by helping
others while you are on this earth. Make sure God gets the first fruits and not the last or leftovers.
39. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes exactly the way God has planned it.
40. Learn the rules, then keep them. The rules are written in the Book (Bible).
41. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
42. Judge your success by what you willingly gave up in order to get it.
43. Remember that your character is how the world judges you.
44. Remember that what you did with the knowledge of Jesus as your
Savior is how God the Father will judge you. John 3:3, 14:6
Now how do you look in the mirror?
James 1:5,6 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”