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Friday, September 02, 2016

Thoughts for a Young Man

A friend once asked me to share some thoughts with his son as his son entered into manhood. These are the thoughts:

The most important gifts God will give you during your life are relationships.
Knowing Him.
Knowing those made in His image.

Relationships live and breathe with humility, but die with selfishness.
Be quick to admit when you are wrong.
Be quick to repent when you sin against God and people.
Take full responsibility for your actions.
Never blame others.
Apply the promises of the Gospel.
Depend on God’s forgiveness.
Rest in His Fatherly care.
Seek His grace to change and grow.
Think about the Cross of Christ every day.
Excel in serving others. It will bring joy!
                                    Pray for others like you pray for yourself.
                                    Serve those around you.
Give to those in need.

Trust in the Lord to give you the humility that is needed in every situation, and the strength to persevere.

Your relationships with God and His people will endure forever.
Most everything else will pass away.
Keep your focus on Christ.

Never give up!