One reason that I’ve been stuck in a more “formulaic” mindset is because I often have a “glass half-full” mentality. In my past, I’ve had the tendency to see things with a critical eye. I’ve talked about this a lot, as the root cause is not feeling “good enough” myself and therefore judging others constantly. Just imagine if we could actually follow the Bible and honor all people all the time as is challenged in the verse below?
1 Peter 2:17 (NLT)
17 Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.
So, What… for This Week?
In order to have a more “generative” lifestyle, we need to start honoring others and be an encouragement to all those we influence. Even though Jesus was “called” to be the Messiah, His identity is LOVE! Everything we believe in is based in LOVE. God loves to love because He is love and loves all. When it comes to the Bible, the word “love” seems to be everywhere! According to the King James Version, LOVE is mentioned 310 times. If LOVE is so important to God, maybe it’s time for all of us to turn up OUR love meters and start honoring everyone in our lives!