“Let us face the music and call a spade, a spade, evil, evil, as Good is still Good in God’s Wisdom!” ~ Jon Barnes
Face your fears by looking in the mirror and making yourself do Good, and hold yourself to higher standards to be a shining light to inspire yourself and others. You are not looking just to put makeup on or to find fault with your face. You are looking deep within your heart to speak to your soul, get a clue, and do better.
Look at You
Looking at your mistakes will help other people to learn from them. Realizing that you can make mistakes will allow you to forgive other people when they make their mistakes. Do not take for granted that someone forgives you each and everyday, whether you realize it or not. Stop playing the victim and work to win with God, by freely giving the love He has given to you to other people.
Once you have told yourself God’s Truth, trust in His ways to work and harvest the fruit of your labor. Expect a wonderful harvest based on your commitment and ability to follow directions from God. Only God knows best and what the future will hold for you and your family. If you love your family, then you will Love God’s Mercy and Grace, so be Thankful at all times in all things.
Is the face of Good in your life or are you painting your face to hide the evil inside with your invisible sheep disguise?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.
Living as Those Made Alive in Christ
3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality,impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew,circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Instructions for Christian Households
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers,[c] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.