Archive for April 23rd, 2015

Lord, who may go and find refuge and shelter in your tabernacle up on your holy hill?  Anyone who leads a blameless life and is truly sincere.  Anyone who refuses to slander others, does not listen to gossip, never harms his neighbor, speaks out against sin, criticizes those committing it, commends the faithful followers of the Lord, keeps a promise even if it ruins him, does not crush his debtors with high interest rates, and refuses to testify against the innocent despite the bribes offered him—such a man shall stand firm forever.  – Psalm 15 – The Living Bible

Our character, as a Christian, should reflect the nature of the God we love.  While only Jesus can be perfect, as we walk with God the fruits of the Holy Spirit become reflected in our actions.  With God by our side, we can strive to walk blamelessly and sincerely through this life.  How does this look to the outsider?  We treat our neighbors well, we keep our promises, we speak the truth, we manage our resources faithfully.  These are not always easy tasks, but when following Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are provided the ability to lean on God to live our lives righteously – through His power.  This is pleasing to the Lord.  Which areas of our daily routine need to be turned over to God so we might be more obedient to God’s desires and unlock God’s secret to our happiness in this life?

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