Anxious Pieces

When life shifts, and it will; our perceptions, opinions and thoughts do as well.  Negative or unkind words are hasty and later, regretted.  During times of anguish; pray.  And with your prayers of need, give thanks.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.

1 Chronicles 23:30 Every morning and evening, the Levites are to give thanks to the Lord and sing praises to him.
2 Corinthians 1:11  Please help us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks for the blessings we receive in answer to all these prayers.
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Pieces of Service

God calls us to serve one another; it is the greatest contribution we can make.  Serving others, shines the light of Jesus on those in our life; and particularly those we do not know.  Being kind, helpful, volunteering your time, abilities, money, gives an opening of conversation that we might not have ever had.  What does the bible say about service?

Jeremiah 9:24  If you feel you must brag, then have enough sense to brag about worshiping me, the Lord. What I like best is showing kindness, justice, and mercy to everyone on earth.

1 Peter 4:8-9  Most important of all, you must sincerely love each other, because love wipes away many sins.  Welcome people into your home and don’t grumble about it.

Leviticus 25:35 The Lord said: If any of your people become poor and unable to support themselves, you must help them, just as you are supposed to help foreigners who live among you.
Deuteronomy 15:8 Instead, be kind and lend them what they need.

Pieces of Attitude

An attitude to chase after what is good and right, is an expectation that God has for us.  I offer all that I have, up to you, Father – please teach me.

All of us who are spiritually mature should have this same attitude. But if some of you have a different attitude, God will make this clear to you.
Tell them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude toward everyone.
[ Suffering for Doing Right ] To conclude: you must all have the same attitude and the same feelings; love one another, and be kind and humble with one another.

Asking in Faith Piece

James 1:3-9 New International Version (NIV)

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.