Good Character Is …
“What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9
Welcome to this new week of Freedom Fighters, brothers. I trust you had a great weekend.
As we begin this week, I want to encourage you to think about who you are and the character that God wants to build into your life.
Last week we visited the Lincoln Museum and I was reminded again that Abraham Lincoln was a man of character and integrity.
I recently read a list of character qualities based on the writings of the Apostle Paul that would be good for us to look at:
Showing LOVE when those around us are not lovable.
Having JOY when those around are discouraged and discontent.
Exuding PEACE when those around us are anxious.
Practicing PATIENCE when whose around are hurried and frantic.
Reaching out in KINDNESS when those around us are difficult.
Shining GOODNESS when those around us do evil.
Standing in FAITHFULNESS when those around us have no commitment.
Flowing with GENTLENESS when those around us are harsh and cruel.
Demonstrating SELF-CONTROL when those around us have none.
(Adapted from “Lists to Live By” – Multnomah Publications)
Sound familiar? You’ve got it – this is how using the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23) will develop our character. Look over the list and pick five to work on each day this week. Which ones will it be? I’d love to hear from you.
Running the race with joy,
President/CEO America’s Keswick
Quote of the day: I love my God, but with no love of mine for I have none to give; I love Thee, Lord, but all that love is Thine, for by Thy life I live. I am as nothing, and rejoice to be emptied and lost and swallowed up in Thee. Madame Jeanne Guyon
Verse to Memorize: My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ears to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. Proverbs 4:20-21 ESV