Gut Check

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Am I reflecting the light of God’s unconditional Love?

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Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men.”

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Peer pressure and the ways of our culture can be tough to go against.

Most of the time…we don’t even think to question our personal habits and business practices.

But if we are to follow Jesus, it means doing so even when it would be easier to blend in with the crowd and just do what everyone else is doing. It means we obey God when it comes to how we spend our money, how we vote, what television shows we watch, what we do on the internet and how we spend our free time.

What is my motivation in doing the things that I do?

Is love my main motivator…or something else?

When I disagree with people (including political candidates)…do I still treat them with the love and respect due them as daughters and sons of God?

Do I love my enemies and Jesus commanded us?

One way to stay in touch with your motivations as well as the inner voice of God…is to spend ten to twenty minutes each morning in silence. As Jesus said, “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret” (Matthew 6:6).

Empty yourself so God has a place to fill.

Then when faced with day-to-day decisions, you will be able to hear God’s voice more clearly amidst the chatter of the world.

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Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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One Response to Gut Check

  1. lynnhensler says:

    Thanks Bill!!

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