Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this:
Love other people as well as you do yourself.
You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love. But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God.
The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed!
Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!
Romans 13:8-14 MSG
“The demand of every day kept me so busy that I subconsciously equated my busyness with commitment to Christ.” – Vonette Bright
Whatever you are doing that you know is wrong, make right.
If you are lazy, selfish, greedy, self-absorbed, feel entitled, or too busy for God and family—make things right.
If you have time to shop, play, work, or be lazy and do nothing, then you have more than enough time to spend with God. Don’t just reach out to Him when You need something, reach out to Him to give thanks for what you have.
Don’t just praise Him when you can see the blessings pouring in, praise Him when you are blinded by fear and doubt and swear you can count your blessings on both hands. Have a real relationship with God so that you can begin to really experience what life has to offer through and in His Kingdom!
Because of You I woke this morning. Because of You I have experienced countless blessings today. Thank You Father. I wake thanking You, throughout the day I thank You, and before I rest at night I thank You. Father each day I work to keep Your commandments, to make things right in my life, and to turn the negatives into positives— so that I can be the example of how an ambassador should be and should live. Thank You Father for keeping me going, grounded, and humble. Thank You for forgiving me for my sins and redirecting me when I stray. Each day I live to honor You. Amen.
Love your sister in Christ,
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