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Monday, April 26, 2010

For years now my Mom (who lives in Southern California) has watched a pastor on television every Sunday. This pastors name is Dr.Charles Stanley from Georgia. Recently I have begun to watch his television sermon broadcast on the Internet. I really do like what he has to say, and I believe he makes excellent points regarding the Bible. Below is one of the most recent series that he is preaching on. I found these Thirty Life Principles to be a good teaching tool, and a daily reminder to me of how I should be living as a Christian. I have printed them out and put them up on our refrigerator.I thought I would share.:)

Life Principles to Live By

"When Dr. Charles Stanley was a young man, he spent a week with his grandfather that changed his life forever. George Washington Stanley was a godly preacher, who loved the Lord wholeheartedly and served Him with passionate obedience and persistence. Though he did not have a formal education, he was tremendously wise and an eager student of the Bible. He gladly took the opportunity during the visit to teach his grandson Charles the great principles that God had revealed in His Word. The insights that Dr. Stanley gained that week have shaped his life ever since.

a. Dr. Stanley has lived by the godly, biblical principles he learned from his grandfather throughout his life. And he has taught them regularly during his more than 50 years of ministry so that others could become mature followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now he is teaching these thirty Life Principles in depth so that you can grow in your knowledge, service and love for the Savior."

The 30 Life Principles

1. Our intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives.

2. Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.

3. God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm.

4. The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work.

5. God does not require us to understand His will, just obey it, even if it seems unreasonable.

6. You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow.

7. The dark moments of our life will last only so long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us.

8. Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time.

9. Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.

10.If necessary, God will move heaven and earth to show us His will.

11.God assumes full responsibility for our needs when we obey Him.

12.Peace with God is the fruit of oneness with God.

13.Listening to God is essential to walking with God.

14.God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.

15.Brokenness is God’s requirement for maximum usefulness.

16.Whatever you acquire outside of God’s will eventually turns to ashes.

17.We stand tallest and strongest on our knees.

18.As children of a sovereign God, we are never victims of our circumstances.

19.Anything you hold too tightly, you will lose.

20.Disappointments are inevitable, discouragement is a choice.

21.Obedience always brings blessing.

22.To walk in the Spirit is to obey the initial promptings of the Spirit.

23.You can never out give God.

24.To live the Christian life is to allow Jesus to live His life in and through us.

25.God blesses us so that we might bless others.

26.Adversity is a bridge to a deeper relationship with God.

27.Prayer is life’s greatest time saver.

28.No Christian has ever been called to “go it alone” in his or her walk of faith.

29.We learn more in our valley experiences than on our mountaintops.

30.An eager anticipation of the Lord’s return keeps us living productively.

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