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, cheerfully 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 with 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.”

Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink!  Your generosity will surprise him with goodness.  Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good!

(Romans 12:9-21)

I’m so thankful for the wisdom of God’s word to me.  It keeps me centered and totally maps out the right way to live.  Now if I can only follow the road map.  What if everyone did?  Wow, what a difference there would be…at home….at the office…on the highways…in the shopping malls….think about it!


About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

2 responses »

  1. Donna says:

    I like your Messages.

  2. Jeanie says:

    I love how The Message words things. In 2004, I read that thing every which direction and never met one person enjoying their journey through the Word more than I did that year!
    Running for dear life from evil!….

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