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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Practice

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“Yeah, I know, you’re right.”
 
“Yeah, I know. I really need to do that.”
 
“Yeah, I know. I meant to, but I didn’t have time.”
 
“Yeah, I know. One of these days I’m going to get serious about that.”
 
How many times have we read our Father’s Word? 
 
Hundreds? Thousands? Maybe more?
 
… Be holy in all your conduct. 1 Peter 1:15
 
“That’s a hard one.”
 
… Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Matthew 22:36-39
 
“I do. Well I think I do.”
 
… Do your best to present yourself approved to God so you’re not ashamed. 2 Timothy 2:15
 
“I’m trying.”
 
… Judge not, that you be not judged. Matthew 7:1-2
 
“I know, I’m working on that one.”
 
And so on. 
Practice
 
Are you practicing enough?
 
Really practicing it?
 
Practicing something the correct way can mean the difference between results that are simply good or really fantastic.
 
Do you gather with the Body of Christ, His Church, and study God’s Word?
Old and New
 
Do you practice hospitality?
Practice Hospitality 
 
Pretty much everything we need to practice is mentioned in the Bible.
 
Maybe we need to show love.
Or be more compassionate.
Or take better care of our bodies.
Or increase in patience.
 
Whatever it is, these are the times available to us to practice it.
Training 
 
It’s good to study. 
 
But what good does it to study, unless you also put what you learn into practice?
 
Practice requires mindfulness.
Hopeful 
 
When you need to practice something, practicing it might not come easy, early, or often.
 
What hinders you?
Procrastination, laziness, not weighing the consequences, having too much to do, e.t.c., ...
 
At times, we might need to remember our place in life.
Whom you belong 
 
There are a thousand things and more you could practice.
 
Get focused. Narrow it down. 
 
Take on the top priority. Whatever it is.
 
And keep going. Whatever it takes.
 
Reach out. 
 
Buddy up. 
 
Smile.
 
And keep on practicing!
In our home 
 
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
 
Every moment of every day ... practice being a true Christian whose goal is the Kingdom of Heaven.
 
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