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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How Are Your Christian Core Values Today?

Core values check in: a chance to touch base with core Christian values and ask, "How am I doing?" I'll interact a bit. I encourage you to do the same.







Five great questions of life: Life * Love * Learning * Labor * Leadership

Life: What's My Spiritual Center?

How Are Your Christian Core Values Today? 

By Evan Nehring


Core values check in: a chance to touch base with core Christian values and ask, "How am I doing?" I'll interact a bit. I encourage you to do the same.

Worship

Are my heart and mind captivated by the majesty of Jesus? Is my heart softened by his mercy? Does my soul sing out with devoted awe?

I'm driving north for worship rehearsal tonight. Back on the bass. God, I offer the creation of my hands, joined with this team of worshipers, to set right again for the people all that is good about you.

Devotions

Am I faithful to dig into the Word of God and connect with him in prayer? Is it from the heart? Is it changing me?

I rise early to hit the word processor for my writing, speaking, blogging projects. The challenge is to not be all business but to soak in what God is speaking to my heart.


Family & Friends

Am I showing my devoted love to my family every day? Am I connecting with my friends? Are we living life together and spurring one another on?

I'll admit, our whole family groove just feels different having not gone to Canada between Christmas and New Year's. We're excited about Florida in March, but it all just feels different. And the cabin fever...oh my! Enough with the polar vortex already. Praying for God to see us through our church home challenges.

Outreach

Do the people around me see Jesus? Do they see compassion, tender strength, goodness? Do they see they saving message of Jesus?

Our Christmas open house was pretty neat. January has brought quality time with coworkers outside the office. The blog is constantly reaching out. I'm planning hard for the book launch and more speaking.

Character

Am I growing deeper in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control? Is my heart becoming more like Jesus' heart?

This is so challenging! What I can say for sure is that I choose daily to pursue these godly virtues. I don't want to merely react to all the stuff of life. I want to be like the Master. To be a disciple is to follow and become.

Personal Management

Am I honoring the Father with my time, possessions, health, money & career? Am I aggressively growing in these skills?

I feel very in the zone with my time and project management. Health is always the challenge. I tax my health to make everything else work. This feels crummier coming out of a 5-day cold, but I want to continually engage healthiness. God help me!

Kingdom Story

Am I leaning into the vast purposes of God with his designs in my life? Am I taking my place in his kingdom story?

Yes! This puts a spring in my step everyday. There's some trepidation, but what if he is able to accomplish the dreams he's placed in my heart?

Comments Are Always Welcome...

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