Taking Inventory

Posted: January 21, 2013 in build up, compassion, Disciple, Discipleship, Family, great commission, Marriage, Mentor, mentoring, Parenting

In a sin-sick, fallen world, we, as followers of Christ, cannot sit by idling learning more about God, or worse, thinking we don’t need to know more about Him…No! We must not only learn about Him, we must build a love relationship with Him, and show others His love and grace, applying what we have learned in relationship with God to the relationships we have…family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, restaurant servers, gas station attendants (everyone).  

We cannot only accept His salvation, we must make Him Lord of our life, giving Him full charge of every thought, word and deed.  Giving Him complete control of our lives is the first step in developing a biblical worldview where we live our lives for Him, the One we will live with for eternity!

This week, take inventory of a couple things as you go on your way:

1) Watch where and how you spend your money.  Is that spending self-serving or others-focused?  

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

2) Watch where and how you spend your time?  Are you making the most of the time you’ve been given? 

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

3) Listen to those little nudges (that’s the Holy Spirit)…when God prompts you to ask a question (something as simple as asking someone how they really are doing) or simply to spark a conversation with someone, are you focused more on the task you have at hand or the person you have come in contact?  

God wants to work through His people to bring comfort and love to a lost world.  Many, if not most, of the people in which we come in contact do not know Jesus Christ.  We have the transformative message that people desperately need.  We need simply to be obedient when God speaks to us in that little nudge we feel.  I guarantee you will never wish you hadn’t when you trust Him enough to reach out to someone who is lost!

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