A fresh way to focus on one of our three words: With Like and For 

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This year, we are focusing on three words to help us in our Christian lives - WITH, LIKE and FOR.  If you are anything like me, you may have focused more on these words at the beginning of the year but slowly got out of the habit.  So half way through the year, here is a refresher PLUS a bonus exercise you might like to try (you will find it at the bottom on the post)!

We are encouraging you to think about how you can live:

  • WITH God - seeking Him, being aware of His presence, worshipping, listening and learning
  • LIKE God - growing in your character so you become more like Jesus, full of faith hope love joy and peace (and much more besides)
  • FOR God - cooperating with God to bring to those around you opportunities to experience God's goodness and to know God better. 

We suggested 3 ways to integrate these into your lives:

  • With - Game of Doors
  • Like - Focus on Five
  • For - Acknowledge Jesus is the Boss

Details are in this article - "Intergrating the Three simple Words

There were also some useful quotes from Brother Lawrence's 'The Practice of the Presence of God':
The With God Life - some quotes from Brother Lawrence 
The With God Life part 2 - some more quotes from Brother Lawrence
Oh for the love of God! 

Here is a new exercise you might like to experiment with:

Whenever you eat or drink some food, just pause and pray and:
Ask God to fill you with His Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace.
Ask God to make them a bigger and stronger part of your character.


David Wanstall, 05/07/2017