Tuesday, December 29, 2020

How should we live?

December 29, 2020

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world, looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;  who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.    -Titus 2:11-14 (KJV)

God has a way for us to live.

I invite you to read the above scripture text carefully and pay attention to the instructions embedded within it. According to this text, daily living for the Christian means to:

  • Deny ungodliness and worldly lusts

  • Live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world

  • Look for the blessed hope and return of our Savior, Jesus Christ

  • Be zealous of good works

The first three commands seem clear-cut, even though these things aren't always easy to practice. Rooting out ungodliness in our lives can be a painful task. 

But the last part, “be zealous of good works", is easier to practice in some ways. It feels positive and productive to do good works. And I have a desire to do good works.  The tricky part for me is that I haven’t always been sure what good works I was supposed to be doing. It has taken awhile for me to discern my vocation.

Work, to me, had always meant having a career in the world and making the most of my talents in that way.

So I went to college and trained as a teacher. Then I got married, bought a house, and had a baby.  I realized that with the addition of a home and family,  my focus was changing.  

The things that really seemed important now were the things I had not trained and prepared for….marriage, family, children, running a household.  I also found myself struggling to balance a career with these now more important things.  

Something was out of whack and this is my journey of how I got it back into whack.  

It’s the story of how I became serious about following God’s will for my life, living it out daily, and how I found my vocation as a wife and mother. This series will share the rule of life I created to keep my life focused on God’s plan for me.

I invite you to read, seek the Lord and be inspired to think about the plan He has laid out for you.


Amy Laurie

But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh , and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations...and I will give him the morning star.  Revelation 2:25-28

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