Jan 14, 2013

Monday SHINE.....

Reading Plan for week of 1/14-1/20:
  • Monday 1/14:  1 Timothy 1
  • Tuesday 1/15:  1 Timothy 2
  • Wednesday 1/16: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
  • Thursday 1/17:  1 Timothy 3:14-4:5
  • Friday 1/18:  1 Timothy 4:6-16
  • Saturday 1/19:  1 Timothy 5:1-6:2
  • Sunday 1/20:  1 Timothy 6:3-21

Happy Monday, sweet SHINE girls! We are starting the book of 1 Timothy this week. This short little 6 chapter book is filled with some treasures. Just wait and see! So much goodness.

Our Memory Verse comes from our reading from last week. Not sure if you caught this incredible verse, but it stood out like a shining bright light to me. 

Partly, because this scripture is in a very famous on-the-radio Christian song. However, not just because of that reason. 

This scripture just sums it up for me. It speaks clearly. It is very black and white. No messy gray area.

"And what does the Lord require of you? 
To act justly, and to love mercy, 
and to walk humbly with your God."
Micah 6:8

Perhaps it stood out so much to me because it goes hand in pretty little hand with our Kindness Journey. Doesn't it?

If we hold everything we do up to the light of this scripture, can we get the answers we need each day? YES!

Aren't there so many times when we are torn in what to do in certain situations? We want to do the "right" thing, however our flesh gets all tied into our responses. Sometimes it is very hard to separate our flesh with God's Truth.

When we have learned behavior of any kind, we think it is just a part of "who we are". We think it is something we cannot change. We think our learned behavior is the right response. Don't we?

Oh, on the contrary....

God wants us to learn His behavior. He wants us to be trained in the ways of walking justly, in mercy, and most of all.....humbly with our God.

Girls, our flesh is the exact opposite of all of the above. Humbleness does not exist in the flesh. Nope, not one ounce. 

As we go throughout this week, let's evaluate our behavior. Let's hold it up to the light of this incredible Word from our God. 

Let's ask ourselves this question: Am I acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God?

The more we practice this, the more we will shine for Him. Oh, and how brightly we will shine!

practice makes perfect,


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