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Words to Walk By

How’s your aim!

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  • Are you aiming high enough? “My aim is to raise hopes by pointing the way to life without end” (Titus 1:2 The Message).
  • When aiming string love in your bow! “Let love be your greatest aim“ (1 Cor. 14:1 LB).
  • Bravery in your quest is part of being your best. You don’t have to finish first, but finish! “Be brave, …don’t give up. Expect God to get there soon” (Ps. 31:24 The Message).
  • Stop, look, listen and act when God tells you to. “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me [God]” (Ps. 46:10 The Message).

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A Positive Attitude is Powerful

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  • Present a positive attitude today through your: smile, speech, and service (doing for others). Ex.: Habakkuk 3:17-19).
  • Stand out today as a positive person in the camp of negative people around you! How? “You’ll do best by filling your mind…(with) the best..the beautiful, …praise” (Phil. 4:8 The Message).
  • Win by presenting positively in a mostly negative world! “A joyful heart is good medicine, a crushed spirit dries up” (Prov. 17:22 ESV).
  • Positive begets positive! “She…Believes the best in all, There is no limit to her hope” (1 Cor. 13:7 ISV).
  • In our lives it’s our mental spin that determines our responses to our situations. “Meditating on things…the best, not the worst” (Phil. 4:8 The Message).
  • Whatever your expectations you will usually achieve them. “Be…cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times” (Rom. 12:12 The Message).

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The Value of Giving

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  • Behind good gifts is a glad giver! “God loves it when the giver delights in the giving” (2 Cor. 9:7 The Message).
  • Giving is where receiving originates! “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back” (Lk. 6:38 The Message).
  • Giving triggers receiving! “Giving, not getting, is the way” (Mark 4:24 The Message).
  • Let your giving be greater than your grabbing! “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back” (Lk. 6:38 The Message).

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The Value of Respect

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  • When you respect others you are respecting their Creator! “God created human beings…godlike” (Gen. 1:27 The Message).
  • Team players rely on and respect one another! “Show respect for everyone” (1 Pet. 2:17 LB).
  • Play the game so as to be respected! “A person with good sense is respected” (Prov. 13:15 NLT).
  • Team players rely on and respect one another! “Show respect for everyone” (1 Pet. 2:17 LB).
  • Play the game so as to be respected! “A person with good sense is respected” (Prov. 13:15 NLT).
  • Honoring the honorable is honorable! “Give honor and respect to all those to whom it is due” (Rom. 13:7, LB).
  • Try looking to others best interests rather than your own today! “Love does not demand its own way” (1 Cor. 13:5 LB).

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Learning about Love

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  • God comes to us in mercy and grace to love us back into fellowship with Him. “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance” (Rm. 2:4 NIV).
  • God loves you so much that he has written a script for your life and cast you in the lead role. “The only race worth running” (2 Tim. 4:7 The Message).
  • Try looking to others best interests rather than your own today! “Love does not demand its own way” (1 Cor. 13:5 LB).
  • Look up and love God! Look in and love yourself! Look out and love others! (Matt. 22:37-39 NIV) We are more like God when we love!
  • God loves it when we remember anniversary days of His blessing. “Always remember this day” (Ex. 13:3 The Message).
  • Friendship looks for the best in the friend. “Friends love through all kinds of weather” (Prov. 17:17 The Message).
  • As long as there is God there is love and hope! “Three things that remain…and the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:1 LB).
  • Turn your words into work today! “My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love” (1 Jn. 3:18 The Message).
  • Love has everything to do with it! “Love one another. In the same way I loved you” (Jn. 13:34 The Message).
  • Listen to those you love! “Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue” (James 1:19 The Message).
  • Love is the soil to be rooted in! “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s love” (Eph. 3:17 LB).
  • Lean on love and live today! “Faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13 LB).
  • Plant love in your garden where you live today! “You will always harvest what you plant” (Gal. 6:7 NLT).
  • Our example of never-ending love! “Father, forgive them; they don’t know what they’re doing” (Lk. 23:34 The Message).
  • When aiming string love in your bow! “Let love be your greatest aim“ (1 Cor. 14:1 LB).
  • Be yourself! You would be unbecoming as someone else! “Love from the center of who you are” (Rom. 12:9 The Message).
  • A love that is forever not fickle! “I will always trust in God’s unfailing love” (Ps. 52:8 NLT).
  • God doesn’t need your love, but He does desire it! “‘Do you love me?’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep’” (Jn. 21:17 NIV).
  • Love can be spelled “undivided attention!” “Have you not been paying attention?” (Isa. 40:21 The Message).
  • Love must give liberally! “Give freely and spontaneously. Don’t have a stingy heart” (Deut. 15:10 The Message).
  • Political wars in churches distract from the battle that is critical! “Christians should love one another” (2 John 5 LB).
  • Alter your lifestyle with love! “Love others as well as you love yourself” (Matt. 22:39 The Message).
  • Root your life in the soil of love! “Your roots will grow down into God’s love … keep you strong” (Eph. 3:17 NLT).
  • Love what God has made! “You know exactly how I was made … sculpted from nothing” (Ps. 139:15 MSG).
  • We show love like Jesus when we serve like Jesus! “Serve one another in love” (Gal. 5:13 The Message).
  • There is safe love in the Savior! “How exquisite your love, O God!” (Ps. 36:7 The Message).
  • Check to see if your love is continuing! “Continue to love each other with true brotherly love” (Heb. 13:1 LB).
  • Let your love be loyal! “Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it” (Rom. 12:9 The Message).
  • Our God commands us to love others! “Love others as well as you love yourself” (Mark 12:31 The Message).
  • The love of one Christian for another lasts! “Love never dies” (1 Cor. 13:8 The Message).
  • The link between Christians is love! “Be good friends who love deeply” (Rom. 12:10 The Message).
  • Nothing spoils sincere love! “Gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever” (1 Cor. 13:8 LB).

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Investments that Pay Dividends

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  • You don’t have to be a retread, invest your all in God’s best for you! “He gave…depending on their abilities” (Matt. 25:15 The Message).
  • Invest big in the little things! “You have been faithful in…this small amount, …I will give you…more” (Matt. 25:21 LB).
  • Dividends are for those who invest with patience! “Be patient like that. Stay steady and strong” (James 5:8 The Message).
  • Try investing through being a blessing! “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble” (Isa. 58:10 NLT).
  • God guarantees our investment in Christ! “His {Spirit’s] presence within us is God’s guarantee” (Eph. 1:14 LB).
  • Your life—a living investment! “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back…with bonus and blessing” (Lk. 6:38 The Message).
  • While investing for retirement invest in relationships! “Treating others fairly, keeping good relationships” (Ezek. 18:5 The Message).
  • The intelligent invest in God! “God-investors will soon own the store” (Ps. 37:9 The Message).

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It’s a Matter of Motivation

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  • Motivation is the power in your heart and mind that makes you tick in your sphere. “Live freely,…motivated by God’s Spirit” (Gal. 5:16 The Message).
  • A Motivation: Exercise your body, for it is God’s house! “Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 6:19 NIV).
  • You must leave the nest of the ordinary in order to fly! “Nothing, you see, is impossible with God” (Lk. 1:37 The Message).
  • Be motivated, not mediocre! “Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit” (Gal. 5:16 The Message).
  • Ministry is motivated from within! “The special gift of ministry you received—keep that ablaze!” (2 Tim. 1:6 MSG)
  • There is no room to slack off when playing in any arena God places you. “Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism” (Prov. 18:9 The Message).

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God’s Provision

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  • Live in the provision of God’s promises! “Abraham entered into what God was doing for him” (Rom. 4:3 The Message).
  •  In your extremities expect God’s excellence! “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions” (Matt. 6:33 The Message).
  • God’s dividends are far greater than Wall Street’s, and they are eternally fixed! “Don’t hoard treasure here…stockpile [it] in heaven” (Matt. 6:19-20 The Message).
  • God didn’t intend for us to live as material paupers or as materialistic prisoners trapped behind the bars of greed and avarice. “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life” (John 10:10, The Message).
  • The Federal Government has run out of resources, but God will never run out. “God will take care of everything” (Phil. 4:19 The Message).

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Make God’s Purpose Your Plan

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  • God created you and has a right to instruct you on His purpose for you. “We…keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails” (Prov. 19:21 The Message).
  • It is vital to be good, but it also vital to be good for some godly purpose. “Noah built a ship (on) dry land, …acted on what he was told” (Heb. 11:7 The Message) Start building your ship!
  • A clearly defined purpose removes life’s monotony. “God’s purpose prevails” (Prov. 19:21 The Message).
  • One thing you cannot improve on – God’s will for your life. “Just do it!…his good, pleasing, and perfect will” (Rm. 12:2 NIV).
  • You are going nowhere until you know where you are going. “When [you] attend to what [God] reveals, [you] are most blessed” (Prov. 29:18).
  • The most comfortable place in the world in in the center of God’s will for your life. “When David had served God’s purpose” (Acts 13:36 NIV).
  • You have a choice today: Conform to the world or conform to Christ! God’s will: “To conform us to the likeness of Christ” (Rm. 8:28 NIV).
  • Why not risk a little, which isn’t a risk if it is in God’s will? “Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most…” (Matt. 25: 28 The Message).
  • Hit the delete key on things contrary to God’s will! “Guard against corruption” (James 1:27 The Message).
  • God’s way is a good way! “God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom. 12:2 NIV).
  • God’s will: Request it, register it, and respond to it! “Asking [in] his will, sure…he’s listening (1 Jn. 5:14 The Message).
  • Placing your self in God’s plan is pleasing! “God’s will … his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom. 12:2, NIV).
  • People who want to be pleased choose God’s plan. “God’s will is—his good, pleasing will” (Rom. 12:2 NIV).
  • God is not interested in adopting your plan but in revealing His plan for you. “I know the plans I have for you” (Jere 29:11 NIV).
  • Without a plan life will turn you in many directions! “We plan the way we want to live…God makes us able to live it” (Prov. 16:9 The Message).

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Practice God’s Presence

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  • No matter what, no matter where, God’s presence is always there! “I’ll never let you down” (Heb. 13:5 The Message).
  • God is both Sovereign and Savior! “Now we can come fearlessly right into God’s presence” (Eph. 3:12 LB).
  • Christ in you illustrates God’s presence! “The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you” (Col. 1:27 The Message).
  • With our accessible God we are never alone! “Now we can come fearlessly right into God’s presence, assured of his glad welcome” (Eph. 3:12 LB).
  • God present in you is the power you need! “strength that endures the unendurable” (Col. 1:11 The Message).
  • God doesn’t send a substitute. He resides in you personally. “In over your head, I’ll be there with you”  (Isa. 43:2 The Message).

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