Thursday, January 30, 2014

To the Core

Luke 6:31

              Besides joy, what is deep down in your heart?  What are your core values?  We all want to be on the receiving end of these, but we must also be givers of them too.
             As Mahatma Ghandi said, "Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny."
            Defining your values gives you purpose and direction.  They help prevent us from making bad choices.  They help your decision making simpler.  They give you confidence that your doing the right thing by living according to what's important to you.
          If you question whatever you're doing, and you should, ask yourself.... 'Is it?  Respectful, Peaceful, Truthful, Patient, Honest, Kind, Gentle, Joyful, Loving, Helpful, Prayerful, and Compassionate.