Saturday, January 12, 2008

God’s Word, People, and Learning

Some key thoughts from my Scripture reading this week:
  • Give to the needy without fanfare (Matthew 6)
  • Pray in private, acknowledge God’s holiness, seek His will, ask for daily provision, seek forgiveness, and ask for protection
  • Answer the question “Am I serving God or money?”
  • Are you searching diligently for wisdom, understanding, and insight? (Proverbs 2)
  • Ask, Seek, Knock
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7)
  • God’s commands, when obeyed, will prolong life and bring prosperity (Proverbs 3)
  • Love and faithfulness will win favor and a good name
  • A father’s blessing is important (Genesis 27)
  • It is not the healthy that need a doctor, it is the sick; Jesus did not come for the righteous, but for the sinners (Matthew 9)
  • Honor the Lord with the first fruits of your earnings (Proverbs 3)

I had the privilege of meeting with two different guys this week for some one on one time. One meeting was in a coffee shop to discuss our individual lives relative to the house churches we are a part of. The other was for an hour of racquetball (where I was beaten 2 out of 3 of the games) and some important personal discussion time.

On the exercise front, I was able to get to the gym four days out of the five that had been planned for the week. My routine is usually a 30-minute walking/jogging program on the treadmill.

This week our family began watching the video series “Strategies for Success: Blueprint for Achievement” by Zig Ziglar. The first lesson we watched taught about the steps to a healthy self-image and how to accomplish more during any given day.

Consider the following this week: How’s you relationship with God? Are you spending time with people who are important to you? What have you learned and applied recently?

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