Tuesday, March 9, 2010
As Christians, I think it so important that we as a family remember that being Christian doesn't make us perfect or better than anyone else. We will still mess up and we will still make mistakes or at times, bad choices. We are human. And that is totally okay. The goal is to keep trying and to let others start again with us just like God lets us start anew everyday. Phillipians 12-14 tells us "I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back." The Message
There are things we can do to set us up to win and to mess up less....
1.) It is important to surround ourselves with friends that make good choices too. Friends that value what we value
2.) We must remember to pray. Praying is our way to talk with God. We can tell him anything and ask for His help.
3.) Studying God's word builds us up and gives us the information we need to make wise choices. We can look to the Bible to guide us in our decisions.
4.) It's a good idea, no matter how old you get to have someone you can look up to that can help you make the right choice. Maybe now it's mommy and daddy. I still look to my mommy and daddy for help with choices or have them pray for my decision.
The important thing is to keep your eye on Jesus. To remember His daily presence in our lives and to strive to live our life for HIM. There are days we will fall short, but that's okay. When we get off track we have to just get right back on and keep our eye on the prize. It's a journey we are on and we'll take one day at a time together.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being in our lives. Help us to keep you at the center of our family and our friendships. We may not always get it right, Lord, but we want to live our lives for you. Help us to grow in our walk with you and to seek you in all things. In your name we pray, Amen.