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.
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.