Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Marks of a Jesus Follower

A gentle reminder for us all.

Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfuly expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh wih your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. Get along with each other, don't be stuck up. Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody.

Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the judging," says God. "I'll take care of it."

Romans 12:9-19 (The Message)

Whew! If Christians world wide lived passionately according to these character traits, think what the world would be. Let's pray with all diligence!

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