July 6 – Beatitudes


July 6 – Beatitudes

How to understand them

There are at least 3 ways to understand them: (1) they are a code of ethics for Jesus’s time and place, BUT also a standard of conduct for all His lovers; (2) they contrast His values for His lovers to those who do not love Him; (3) they contrast the superficial “love” of the world to the love God wants for us; (4) they show how we will need to be in our eternal home.  These beatitudes are not multiple choice – pick what you like and leave the rest.  They must be taken as a whole.  They describe what we should be like as one of His “Shared Lovers.”

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1-2-13 – Leadership Review


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August 25 – Consistency


August 25 – Consistency

The only way to a good reputation.

The Qualities of loving, kindness, faithfulness, and bravery will gain for you a good reputation in your life, but only if you display them consistently in all areas of your life.  Your character must remain the same.  Your reputation is formed by the people who watch you at work, in town, at home, in church.  A good reputation comes by consistently living out the qualities you believe in – no matter what group of people or surroundings you are in.

In renewing our relationship with God.

People (and churches)  often try to live on the memories of God’s blessings.  Spiritual victories come through a continually “Shared Love” relationship with your Lover God.  Don’t live off the past.  Keep your relationship with God new, fresh, trusting and thankful.

In Discipline.

Parents of young children often burn out over disciplining them.  They feel like all they do is nag, scold, or punish.  When you’re tempted to give up and let your children do what they want or when you wonder if you’ve ruined every chance for a loving relationship with them, remember – kind, firm correction helps them learn, and learning makes them wise.  Consistent, loving discipline will ultimately teach them to discipline themselves.

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August 24 – Consequences


August 24 – Consequences

Of not Loving and Trusting God.

When you refuse to “Share Love” with God, you harden your heart.  Your stubborn lack of trust will bring suffering.  While self-control is good, stubbornness becomes persistent.  Stubbornness toward God is always disobedience.  Avoid disobedience because the consequences may spill onto others any human loveones.

Consider them before making a choice.

Sometimes conflict is unavoidable.  Sometimes however, it isn’t worth the consequences.  Open warfare may seem heroic, courageous, and even right, but it is not always the best choice.  We should consider finding a solution by loving God and trusting Him.

God’s warnings help to avoid tragic ones.

Sometimes, looking at God’s warnings gives us the idea that God is not loving and is out to crush anyone’s spirit.  But we need to see these restrictions not as threats, but as loving warnings about the basic facts of life.  Just as we warn children we love to stay away from dangerous actions.  The natural law of His universe makes it clear that wrong-doing toward Others or God has tragic consequences.  God is merciful to tell us this truth plainly.  Motivated by love and not anger, His strong words helps us to avoid the serious consequences that result from neglecting God or wrongdoing others,  But God does not leave us with only consequences, we discover the great blessings that come from sharing love and trust with God.  These give us extra incentives to sgare love with God.  While all these blessings may not come in our lifetime here on earth, those who share love and trust with God will experience the fullness of this until we join him in eternal heaven.

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August 23 – Consecration


August 23 – Consecration

What it means.

To consecrate literally means to separate, to set apart for better purposes, to make useful.  We can ready ourselves by learning what our Mentor and Guide, Jesus Christ, wants us to do, and how to prepare our hearts for “Shared Love.”

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August 22 -Conscience


August 22 – Conscience

Absence of guilty one does not mean you are doing right.

The absence of guilt is not always a barometer of whether you are doing right.  Because we can deny reality.  We cannot measure our obedience to our Lover and Trust of God by our feelings.  Instead we must compare what we do with God’s “Shared Love” standards for living and loving in our life.

Follow it when your Mentor and Guide Jesus  Christ is silent.

We try to steer clear of actions forbidden through the writings of our Mentor and guide, Jesus Christ, of course, but sometimes there is nothing on the topic.  Then we should follow our conscience.  When our Lover God shows us that something is wrong for us, we should avoid it.  But we should not look down on other Lovers of God who exercise their freedom in those areas.

How you can keep yours clear.

How can you hold on to a good conscience?  Treasure your “Shared Love” more than anything else and trust that His control of your life is right.  Each time you are involved with self-control you are denying that love.  Over a period of time your capacity to trust your  lover will decline.  Be sure to act on those inner tugs of self-control so you do what will please your Lover – then your conscience will remain healthy.

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August 21 – Confusion


August 21 – Confusion

Makes us ineffective for God.

People do not necessarily need to be unloving to be in effective for God; they need only be confused about what God wants.  We need only Share Love,” trust, and obedience.  Then you will know what your Lover God expects of you.

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