Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why Persevere?

Micah 6:8 (NIV)
He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8 (The Message)
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously.

How are you living? Are you wondering how to live? Are you wanting to live better? With more purpose? Trying to get closer to God? The bible tells us how to live and what to do to please Him and be closer to him. We make it so complicated sometimes and as The Message puts it, "take ourselves too seriously". If we learn to just "walk with God", do what His word tells us and show love towards others we will be closer to Him than we ever thought possible. Today, don't live for your circumstances, live for Him and give a little bit of love. You'll be glad you did. :-)

"We receive enlightenment only in proportion as we give ourselves more and more completely to God by humble submission and love. We do not first see, then act: we act, then see...And that is why the man who waits to see clearly, before he will believe, never starts on the journey." Thomas Merton, Reaching for the Invisible God.

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