A Good Life Lived

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

1 Peter 2: 15

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Living a good life requires work.

A life well lived is certainly a life that pleases God. We are called to live a life that pleases the Lord. Yet, living a life that pleases God requires certain aspects to be followed.

We must:

Love God

Love Others

Love Ourselves

But also, live a life that offers grace, mercy, forgiveness, hope, love, patience. None of these are necessarily easy, but when we live a life that pleases the Lord as well doing life in such a way that it “silences the ignorant talk” we are a free people (verse 16). Freedom is not what the enemy wants for the believers of Christ. The enemy wants us to stay bound to the past and to live a life which is unhappy, unhealthy and full of pain. God wants better for His children.

Our lives speak for themselves. But our lives also speak to others who continue to rattle off hate, injustice, unforgiveness toward us or those we love. It is not easy to be the bigger person and walk away, but often by walking away we offer our lives as a testament to the strength we have through Christ. Christ knows our hearts and the pain we have felt, but one day it is just time to walk away and let the lives we live be enough.

Silence the hate

Silence the injustice

Silence the unforgiveness

Offer restoration

Offer resolution

Offer forgiveness

And then if the hate continues, walk away and pray.

Yet, continue to seek His will and His love for you.

The enemy wants the chatter to continue

But live your life so the enemy and ignorant talk STOP.

Our lives speak for themselves.

What is your life saying to the world?

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My Daily Walk in His Grace

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