Living with people in mind.

“Paul said, “Whether it is a short or a long time, I pray to God that not only you but every person listening to me today would be saved and be like me—except for these chains I have.””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭26:29‬ ‭NCV‬‬
Paul was in prison and he was speaking to King Agrippa who wanted to hear his story.  When he heard it, he said are you trying to make me a believer in a short time.  Paul says basically,  whatever it takes I want you to be saved.  This is living with purpose.  This is living with people in mind.  The situation would have seemed appropriate to talk his way out of, he was a Ronan citizen.  But, he simply shares the truth of the Gospel and the truth of his life changing experience.
Our purpose in life is to reach people… so when we are given an opportunity, we can seize it or avoid it.  We can grab onto it, or we can let it slip thru our grasp. What will we do with the opportunities we hear to reach people?
Lord help us to seize the opportunities inn front of us.  Help us to see what you are up to .  Help us to focus our attention on the truth of the gospel and share our experience.  God you are so good.

Marry UP…

S – scripture

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. (Proverbs 31:10-12 NIV)

O – observation

In a day where looks and are a premium what truly matters when you “MARRY UP” is noble character.  Character trumps looks every time.  Character is what brings confidence and trust.  Character is the most valuable trait we can possess.  What will bring a man good and not harm is character.  

A – application

In life you need to marry wisely!  You marry the wrong person based on a certain figure whether it’s a dollar figure or a personal figure and you miss the one figure that matters – character, then you could miss it in a big way.  I am so handful for the woman of noble character that I have the up most confidence in.  I married up in one way- she lives Jesus and lives out what we love to talk about. 

P – prayer

Lord help me never to take for granted the woman of noble character that you have blessed me with!  Help me to remember all the little things she does as well as the life of character she lives.  Lord I am so blessed…thank you for blessing me with an amazing wife.  Now, I pray for the marriages of young preachers to be built on character on not simply figures that can fade away!