Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Daily Christian Walk

Well, January of the New Year has already come and gone, and we are already four days into the month of February. God has already blessed our family here in 2007, but I am looking forward to what He has for us for the rest of the year.

Dr. Shelton Smith, editor of The Sword of the Lord, listed the following activities for each Christian to put into practice daily as they served the Lord entering the New Year. It doesn't matter what time of the year it is; anytime is a good time for the Christian to put these into daily practice.
  1. Pray a lot!
  2. Read your Bible daily, systematically, and devotionally.
  3. Witness every day and try to win the ones to whom you witness. You can win souls if you work at it.
  4. Make church the hub of your life. Be there Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. Have your family there and let nothing and nobody discourage you from doing so.
  5. Give the Lord His portion of your income! You cannot outgive Him, so be obedient in your stewardship.
  6. Believe God about everything. Have faith in Him, trust Him.
  7. Keep a good spirit in you. Rejoice! Let the joy of the Lord dominate your countenance.
  8. Serve! Find a place to plug yourself into the Lord's work. Do something in which you invest yourself in the Lord's work.
  9. Keep short accounts with God. Stay in good relationship with Him. Use I John 1:7-10 as often as necessary, but keep things right.
  10. Build strong relationships with strong Christians. Run with the right crowd and learn from them. Don't imitate weakness, let strength be your model.
  11. Find a mentor. I'm not talking about hero worship, but a mentor of stature whose track record is well established, clean, and obviously faithful.
  12. Keep looking expectantly to the sky! Maranatha, indeed, the Lord is coming-when we do not know, but it could be sometime soon! With both hands on the plow at work, keep one eye glancing upward in anticipation of His promised coming!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Cindy said...

This is an excellent post. I think I may have to copy, paste and print that list just to have around to look at to keep myself on track!!! Thanks!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Good Post, What do you think of Dr. Peter S. Ruckman?

http://www.kjv1611.org/contents.htm

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Cindy,

As Christians we need to encourage each other to stay on track; you are correct, the one that often needs to stay on track the most is that person staring back at us in the mirror.

Tom,

Thanks for stopping by.... I only know hearsay about him; I do not know him personally, so I'll refrain from making any comments about him in this public forum.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Sis. Julie said...

This is really good too!!

12:29 PM  

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