Happy Wednesday Breaking Bread Family! The message that I share today was originally posted on December 19, 2010. It is just as relevant today as it was 7 years ago when I wrote it. It will still be relevant for generations to come.
As we celebrate Christmas—the life and legacy of Jesus Christ and the principles and lessons that He taught, we should be mindful and receptive to God’s commands and expectations as taught by Jesus.
Today we should reflect upon how we live, speak, and think each day–and how it all impacts our lives, others, and ultimately God’s Kingdom. We’re hypocritical to walk around calling ourselves Christians but then we act and speak as though we worship something or someone other than God. Where is it written that God or Jesus said that it’s okay to lie, cheat, and steal? Can’t we strive for and achieve these three things?
I’m not saying “perfection” I’m saying “goodness”. We will fail every day trying to be perfect. But we can achieve greatness through goodness. Be good to yourself and others—and not just during the holidays and other special occasions, but year-round.
With all of the horror that we see highlighted and magnified through the media, imagine if every person in the world chose instead to be honest, kind, and receptive to others.
Just a thought.
Have an awesome day and I hope today’s message can help at least one person.
“Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”
Father protect me from being deceived and deceiving others. Reveal the truth before the lie has time to grow roots. Let the lie be choked off immediately. Amen.
We should be working diligently in our lives to be truthful, honest, and righteous. We should resist temptation to lie, deceive, mislead, and cheat. We should think of how we would feel if these things were done to us, and then make the conscious steps towards living God-like, walking in the light and not darkness.
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