real beauty

May God grant us grace
to see hidden beauty
as most desirable.

…but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart 
with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, 
which in God’s sight is very precious. 
1 Peter 3:4 ESV

Also: Proverbs 16:31, 31:30

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avoid vs. trust

Plunging headfirst into a situation we’d rather avoid
is an act of faith; it’s trusting God to work, in spite of our fears.
By faith, we depend on God’s ability, rather than our own.

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 
2 Corinthians 12:9b ESV

Also: Hebrews 4:14-16

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something good

There is a longing
in the heart
of every man
for something
good. Something
that will give
meaning to his
mundane
ordinary
existence.

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; 
let them ever sing for joy, 
and spread your protection over them, 
that those who love your name 
may exult in you. 
Psalm 5:11 ESV

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let there be courage

Wait for the LORD; be strong, 
and let your heart take courage; 
wait for the LORD! 
Psalm 27:14 ESV

It’s good to remember,
there is never a situation
where God is not in control.
God gave us the Psalms
to get us through those times–
those troubling times–
when it seems we have fallen
out of His hand.

Also: John 10:22-30

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joy joy

Let there be joy.

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, 
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 
Psalm 90:14 NIV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #16

Act deliberately.

For this very reason, make every effort 
to supplement your faith with virtue.
2 Peter 1:5a ESV

for further study: 2 Peter 1:3-11

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Christian Living Quick Tip #15

Forgive forgetfully.

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, 
and I will remember their sins no more.” 
Hebrews 8:12 ESV

Also: Matthew 18:21-35

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Christian Living Quick Tip #14

Forgive forcefully.

He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
Micah 7:19 ESV

Also: Matthew 6:14-15

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Christian Living Quick Tip #13

Depend daily.

“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11 ESV

See: Exodus 16:4

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Christian Living Quick Tip #12

Eat joyfully.

Go, eat your bread with joy.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV

Also: Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, 5:18-20

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Christian Living Quick Tip #11

Work wholeheartedly.

Whatever you do, work heartily, 
as for the Lord and not for men. 
Colossians 3:23 ESV

Also: Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31

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Christian Living Quick Tip #10

Honor extravagantly.

Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:10 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #9

Listen carefully.

Know this, my beloved brothers:
let every person be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger. 
James 1:19 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #8

Worship humbly.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; 
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! 
Psalm 95:6 ESV

Also: 1 Peter 5:6

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Christian Living Quick Tip #7

Hope obviously.

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, 
always being prepared to make a defense to anyone
who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. 
1 Peter 3:15 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #6

Believe bravely.

“Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened,
and do not be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go”
Joshua 1:9 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #5

Give quickly.

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, 
but the righteous is generous and gives. 
Psalm 37:21 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #4

Pray biblically.

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, 
that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
1 John 5:14 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #3

Speak boldly.

[Pray] also for me, that words may be given to me in
opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel.
Ephesians 6:19 ESV

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Christian Living Quick Tip #2

Love patiently.

“…with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another in love.”
Ephesians 4:2 ESV

Aslo: Colossians 3:12-14

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