Notice the Bible doesn’t command us to feel thankful in all circumstances. Instead it commands us to “give thanks in all circumstances.” When I begin to praise God in a difficult situation, even if I don’t feel like it, many times the scales fall from my eyes and I begin to see glimpses of His glory sprinkled on the black backdrop of the situation like diamonds on black velvet.
Charismatic people don’t think so much about themselves and how other people are going to meet their needs, or dwell on how their needs aren’t being met. Instead, they focus on meeting the needs of others.
Being a people person means encouraging others because that’s what you’d want them to do for you
What’s the key to getting along with others? It’s putting yourself in their place, instead of putting them in their place. It’s about treating others the way you want to be treated—or better yet, how they want to be treated.
Love gives. Love puts others first. Love will change your life. Love will change the world if we'll let it.
We have to love God with all our hearts and then make a decision to love the people around us. God has given us the formula for love: To love Him, to love ourselves, so that we can love our fellowman. That means we’ve got to put God first and make a decision to get under His umbrella of love.
WWJD? What would Jesus do? God wants to know if you love Him enough to overlook what others have done to you.
Walking in love gives God the opportunity to move in our lives. After all, how much fun is life if we can’t get along with others? Former President Teddy Roosevelt believed that this was the secret to happiness. Make no mistake; if you’re hard to get along with, you won’t have a very happy life.
Forgiveness is a fruit of love, and like love, grows through cultivating holiness—wholesome, godly habits—in our hearts. We must constantly prune away the negative tendencies of our minds, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.