Living your faith is not confined to things that happen within the walls of the church. It is what we express outside those walls. It is a choice we make.
Be a friend.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3.
Listen, be authentic and inclusive. Treat others how Jesus treated others.
Use your gifts.
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11.
Each of us has unique gifts – sometime we don’t even know what they are until they are shared. Think about the gifts God has given us and how they can be shared.
A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22.
Each morning when we wake up, we have a choice: whether or not we will be positive or let all the small and petty stuff swallow us up. Obviously, not everything goes as planned. But we are free to decide how to react.
Show your gratitude.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
We all have things for which to be thankful. It is easy to overlook them or them for granted. Take time to show your thanks to others.
Do your best.
Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters Colossians 3:23
We are not perfect. We will and do make mistakes. Making a conscious choice to do the best we can, we are following what is asked of us in scripture.