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Ray Parascando - October 8, 2017

Blessed Are The Respectable

The Bible talks a lot about respect as it relates to your relationship with God and your relationships with others. God has called for you to be a person of respect, and you serve God by being a respectable person. If you want to gauge your spiritual maturity look at how you treat people Some people can say the Bible out of one side of their mouth, yet curse people out of the other side. People can praise God with their hands on Sunday, but give other gestures while driving. You can be an incredible servant of God with your abilities, but if your attitude stinks you’re going to negate it all. You can pretend to be the best Christian in the world, but if you can’t treat people right, you’re going to dishonor God and hurt your witness. One of the most important responsibilities you have is to have a right attitude. You’re called to reflect the attitude of Christ, and you can do that by being respectable. By being respectable you can see that blessed are the respectable for they shall show their spiritual maturity.

Scripture References: Romans 14:6-20

From Series: "Blessed Are…"

Perhaps the most uttered phrase mentioned during counseling sessions, or heart-to-heart talks is the statement; “I just want to be happy.” It may surprise you, but God shares that same desire because He originated happiness. In fact, the very first recorded public message of Jesus is on how to be happy, however, God’s version of happiness and our picture of happiness are polar opposites. While you can find yourself trying to create your own versions of happiness that are short-term at best; Jesus has shown us the way to happiness. If you look at the truth of God’s Word, you’ll find that this path to blessing is found in serving God. Out of all the abilities you have, your best availability is your availability. If you make yourself available to God then you will see how you can use the abilities He’s given you, all while blessing your relationship with God at the same time. God will make a way if you are available, and our responsibility as God makes this way is to serve with the right attitude. You can do many acts of service, and use the abilities that God has given you, but an attitude that is poor can negate anything that you do. Blessed Are… gives you the tools to take the healthy attitudes of serving, and apply them into your life so you can put yourself on a path of true blessing. As you grow your relationship with God, you’ll see that Blessed Are…those who serve with healthy spiritual attitudes

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