Rev. Scott Huie
This past Sunday I preached on "making the right choice." I challenged our congregation to make a 2016 resolution to choose to worship God alone, and shun false idols. As Joshua proclaimed, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." If you are looking for ways to do that, my best buddy in my Kappa Alpha fraternity, who is also a Presbyterian minister, recently came up with 26 verbs to live by from A-Z! I share them with you here.
Accept people for who they are and not for who they should be.
Bend over backward to help people get closer to Jesus.
Crave God's word.
Dive in/Dare to do something daring in 2016.
Express my faith in ways that draw people closer to Jesus.
Forgive and Fear not.
Give of my time, talent and resources.
Hug, hug and hug some more.
Initiate conversations and relationships.
Jump into life with both feet.
Kneel before the Lord in prayer.
Love and Laugh often.
Make someone's day, every day.
Nurture other's relationship with Jesus.
Open my arms and heart.
Pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Question, do not assume.
Run to the problem, not run away.
See God at work every day.
Taste God's presence and Trust God with everything.
Understand people rather than seeking to be understood.
Validate everyone as a child of God.
Xecute plans, goals and dreams (Don't execute people).
Yearn for deeper relationships with God and others.
Zamboni people! Take their chips and divots and smooth them out with the living water of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer for Today
O God, help me this year to choose you over all false gods and idols in my life. Help me to take my faith to a new level and put it into action. May my worship and my living become an abundance of verbs that lead to the transformation of life. Amen.