Welcome back! We are on the final part of a four part series on the blog entitled, “Health and Wellness 2016.” Each Monday I have been focusing on a different area of our lives and asking a few thought provoking questions to consider. My intention for all of us (myself included) is to see if one of the questions applies to our lives and needs to be looked at a bit more closely. Hopefully, we all can use these questions to start a new habit or tweak a habit that is already in place.
Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!
This week we will be focusing on our emotional/relational lives.
My emotional/ relational life- Am I
• Daily repenting to God of my mistakes and my sins? (1 John 1:9)- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
• Sincerely apologizing to those whom I have hurt? (James 5:16)- Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
• Fully accepting the apologies of others? (Ephesians 4:31-32)- Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
• Completely letting go of hurt or confronting privately in love when someone has hurt me? (Matthew 18:15)- If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
• Truly keeping confidences? (Proverbs 13:3)- Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
• Being trustworthy? (Proverbs 11:13)- A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
• Cultivating a God-centered and others-centered life? (Philippians 2:3-5)-Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
• Speaking and writing wholesome words? (Ephesians 4:29)-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.
• Completing my work without grumbling and complaining? (Philippians 2:14) Do everything without grumbling or arguing
Lord, thank you that you care about every area of our lives. Amen.