Guidelines for Your Best Life

Love Jesus

Give Me Jesus- artist unknown
Give Me Jesus- artist unknown

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:15-17 New International Version (NIV)


 Love the Lord

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)


Love God & Treat Others Like You Want to be Treated

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39 New International Version (NIV)


Be Kind

Be Kind- artist unknown
Be Kind- artist unknown

God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient. Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. Colossians 3:12-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Read the Bible

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 New International Version (NIV)


 The Ten Commandments

10 CommandmentsAnd God spoke all these words:
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:1-17 New International Version (NIV)


Forgive All

Instead, be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ. Ephesians 4:32 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Watch What You Say

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

All for You- Shevon Johnson
All for You- Shevon Johnson

When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. James 3:1-12 New International Version (NIV)


You Will Not Grow Weary

A woman runs through the early morning mist…but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)


Do Not Judge Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Do Not Be A Hypocrite

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:1-5 New International Version (NIV)


Do not be Vengeful

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19  New International Version (NIV)


Do Not Go to Sleep Angry

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, Ephesians 4:26 New International Version (NIV)


Do Everything With Glee

Do everything without grumbling or arguing. Philippians 2:14 Contemporary English Version (CEV)


Forgive Others

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25 New International Version (NIV)


He Will Counsel You

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8 New International Version (NIV)


Be Conscious of Sin

Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. Romans 3:19-20 New International Version (NIV)


Do Not Trust in Riches

Luke- Blynn Pippen
Luke- Blynn Pippen

Those who trust in their riches will fall,
but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

Proverbs 11:28 New International Version (NIV)


Worship

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 New International Version (NIV)


Work Hard

A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, Ecclesiastes 2:24 New International Version (NIV)


God Will Make You Complete

…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 New International Version (NIV)


Give Your All to God

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1 New International Version (NIV)


Trust In God

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)


Acknowledge Jesus as Lord

Ephesians- Blynn Pippen
Ephesians- Blynn Pippen

…rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature[a] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:7-11 New International Version (NIV)


Control Your Anger

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:26-29 New International Version (NIV)


Always Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV)


Use Your Gifts

Each of you should use whatever [spiritual] gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-12 New International Version (NIV)


Faith and Works

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26 New International Version (NIV)


Resist Wrong-doing

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 New International Version (NIV)


Encourage One Another

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13 New International Version (NIV)


And Last But Not Least:

Live in Love

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16 New International Version (NIV)

"Peaceable Kingdom- John August Swanson
Peaceable Kingdom- John August Swanson

Would you like Jesus to come into your heart and life?  YES!


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