And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. (NLT) -Titus 2:7 It’s easier to tell someone what to do than it is to lead by example. Modeling our beliefs is much more impactful and makes the value ingrained deeper in all who see our example. Telling others what and how to react takes the choice away from them. God will speak to them and show them the error of their ways through your behavior alone. Set the example and let all you do be a reflection of Him.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Psalms 37:23
Did you know our steps are ordered by the Lord? Even through the good times and the bad times, God is totally in control. When the Israelites were released from bondage from the Egyptians, God led them by a pillar of fire at night and a cloud by day through the wilderness. They came to a point in their journey that they became thirsty. Instead of praising God like they did when he delivered them through the Red Sea, they started murmuring and complaining. But God had a purpose in what he was doing. He was teaching them firstly, that he was God and secondly that they needed to obey. Well, God is doing this in our lives today. He is teaching us that he is GOD, and we need to obey HIM.
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