How To Be Really Alive - October 20, 2017
Here is the formula for effective, satisfying, and meaningful living. It is to behave in a way that is not naturally comfortable. It is in large part to contradict your inner selfishness and self-centeredness. It is forgetting ourselves, denying ourselves and taking up an agenda that is people-centered.
It can mean merely doing something helpful that you aren't 100% comfortable with, but you choose to do it. You intentionally do it because you see or imagine a need and you want to inoculate someone with a dose of loving-kindness — IT CAN BE GOING INTO A HARD PLACE, LIKE A HOSPITAL ROOM, OR EVEN JUST GIVING AN ENCOURAGING WORD.
Matthew 5:14,16 says "You are the Light of the World...."
This is what we are here for. We have an agenda given us by Jesus. It is to brighten this world. Everyone of us is given that incredibly important assignment. It means we are gifted resources having that potential. And that responsibility!!!
To become truly alive is to have meaning and purpose. It is to know you are valued and loved and needed and connected, not only to people, but to Jesus Christ. It is to live on exactly his agenda, expressing his values — the values of one who died for others. There is the key to vitality and zest and true life. Guaranteed !!!!
Becoming really alive is moving out of self-centeredness, taking some risks, and, in small, but real ways, brightening the lives of others.
It is mostly easy and possible and it can start very small. It doesn't have to be a major life-shaking shift. It should start simply and naturally. But the key is . . . start!
Do something for someone. Brighten another person's life. Give something of yourself.
There Are Hurting People Around Us
The issues portrayed in the video are only a small slice of the burdens that people around us are facing. The mission of Care and Kindness Ministries is to increase everyone's awareness of the fact that they are surrounded by hurting people; to offer hope and encouragement to persons who are facing trials and difficulties.
Click to go to pages that speak to the issues highlighted in the video.
A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small medium at large.
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