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Essentials #5

May 2, 2009

Last week I wrote a series of posts called Essentials, talking about things we need in order to have a healthy spiritual life. Those things included things like knowing God loves you, prayer, reading God’s word and having quality Christian friends to keep you in line.

The final thing that I feel is Essential to having a healthy spiritual walk is the act of reaching out. I want to define reaching out by doing something for someone who you normally would not have. This could be anything from buying them coffee to sharing your faith with them.

Most of our lives are spent living for us, attempting to get more of what we want. But if we are just to take a glimpse of how Jesus acted and asks us to act we see that reaching out is a vital part of living a fulfilling spiritual life.

Matt 22: 37-39  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself

I have found this to be true; you find more fulfillment in life when you are giving. I want to encourage us all… give something after you read this. Don’t live for yourself, live for something better.

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