Because God speaks … Because you are welcome in God’s presence … Because Christ died for you … Because you are God’s child … boldly, confidently and with thanksgiving, live your life in a way that is pleasing to God, and not to man.
Boldly continue to love your brothers and sisters, eagerly sharing God’s blessings with them, even when their humanity threatens to evaporate your love for them. Courageously show hospitality to all people with compassionate deeds and genuine caring – for they are created in God’s image, and Christ died for them.
Honor your spouse and keep your marriage bed pure. Shamelessly turn away from immorality, adultery and pornography.
Confidently go about your day, knowing that the eternal God will never leave you or forsake you. Your prayers are rising like sweet incense before his throne. He knows your laughter and tears, joys and frustrations. When your life is right with Christ, you do not have to be afraid of anybody. The Lord, robed in Majesty and armed with strength is your helper, there is nothing anybody can do separate you from our Holy God who loves you.
Demonstrate your contentment with what God has blessed you with by doing your best as a worker, a parent, a spouse, or a friend. Leave the outcome of your work in the hands of a providential God who knows what is best for you.
Allow gratitude to fill your life so that there is no place for greed, selfishness, jealousy or lust.
Give thanks with a grateful heart for your brothers and sisters in Christ, for your spouse and family, for what you have materially and most of all for the Lord. Give thanks that Jesus is unchanging, that God is with you! Give thanks for God’s grace, for Christ’s sacrifice, for God’s discipline, for the warm invitation to come into God’s presence.