Be Wise How You live – #WOGSlinkup
It’s been quite the week. We had a wonderful sermon by Rev. Ron Mahler, author of 3 books. His sermon talked about how to be wise as a Christian.
The scripture I chose to concentrate on is:
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise (Ephesians 5:15, NIV).
As I studied this passage using the S.I.M.P.L.E. Bible Study Method, I looked at the word “then”. Paul was referring to the passages before about being in the light and not darkness.
I thought about the total way of living:
Peace, kindness, outreach, help, humility, giving selflessly, changing with the Spirit, listening to the Spirit.
Ron helped me see how to live wisely:
- Train hard and study well (be in God’s word, pray and worship)
- Run our lives well. Watch out for deception that so easily creeps into our daily lives from the world. Stand against it. Listen to God speak to us so we can make wise choices.
- Know God’s Will – First we read the Bible. I also have read two books that are helping me find my way with God’s help. The Art of Work by Jeff Goins (he has a new program going on Facebook – a book study), and Living Forward by Michael Hyatt.
- Be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must decide which power to submit to. What influences your life? Let the Holy Spirit have more of us.
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is to do nothing (Edmund Burke).
What is holding us back? Find it and repent.
Check your language and make sure you are only using edifying words, listening to good songs and have a Christ-like attitude.
Submit to others. Show grace and humility. Get rid of ourselves.
Run this Christian race full out and when we enter heaven we will have no regrets.
Lord help us spend more time in Your Word. Help us to stop and listen to Your voice. Help us to keep calm and full of Your Spirit in all situations. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise (Ephesians 5:15, NIV). (click to tweet this)
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is to do nothing (Edmund Burke). (click to tweet this).
Update on my next children’s book: SOON!!!
So close to seeing this book published – will tell you soon.
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