What Christianity Teaches Us?

What Christianity Teaches Us?You have problems; you are depressed, overwhelmed, and anxious! Welcome to life! Now, I do not mean to minimize anyone’s pain and suffering but the fact is we all live in a sin cursed world and things are not always going to go like we desire. My initial reaction is to simply say, “Get over it!” Get on with your life… move on! But that may seem a little to blunt and unsympathetic.

Some folks indeed seem to have more than they can bear. This is not true! You can bear it, maybe not alone, but with friends and family, the church, and in Christ Jesus we can! While I understand that there are clinical issues that many deal with the fact is that in our society far too many people are crutch bound and wallowing in self-pity.

The answer is simple. Maybe not as simple as Bobby McFerrin’s admonition, “Don’t worry, be happy” (you’re singing now aren’t you!), but close. Look, Jesus came to give us an abundant life (John 10:10). So if you are a faithful Christian you need to stop and ask yourself these questions:

  • Why the long face?
  • Why am I so grumpy and nasty to everyone I meet?
  • Why do I face each day with a depressing, defeatist attitude?
  • Why do I consider anything other than my current situation an improvement?
  • Why can’t I be happy right were I am?

The answers to these questions are simple.

  • No good reason!
  • Because I simply have a bad attitude!
  • Because I have chosen to do so!
  • Because I base my happiness on externals!
  • There is no reason why I can’t!

What does the Bible say about all this? James says to be happy when you have difficulties (James 1:2). Jesus says that when we are persecuted and reviled it is a good thing and we should, “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven” (Matthew 5:10–12). The apostles rejoiced when they suffered shame for the name of Jesus (Acts 5:41). When the Lord refused to remove the thorn in the side of Paul telling him that, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness,” Paul said he took, “pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:7–10). As Christians we are to rejoice and be glad when we suffer in Christ’s suffering (1 Peter 4:13–16). And if we are living godly lives we are going to suffer (2 Timothy 3:12).

Jesus suffered more than any man ever has: He left heaven, gave up His equality with God, lived a life of poverty, loneliness, and temptation, He suffered the loss of family and friends, He was despised, rejected, betrayed, mocked, beaten, and put to death. What’s your problem?! What practically can you do?

  • Greet everyone you meet with a smile and a warm greeting (1 Corinthians 16:20; Romans 12:10). Don’t grunt and growl, mumble and moan. Smile and be happy!
  • Pray! Talking with God and giving Him your cares and trials is not only practical, it is commanded (1 Peter 5:7)! And then leave them with Him to deal with!
  • Do what you can do and forget about the rest or put it on your list of things to do tomorrow!
  • Read the Bible! Studying God’s word and making application to your life is essential to good spiritual and mental health.
  • Don’t listen to gossip, neigh Sayers, and bad news (1 Timothy 5:13)! Remember, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
  • Be active! The worst thing you can do is stay in bed with the covers pulled up over your head and the blinds drawn. Get out and live!!!!

The most important thing we can do though is to make sure we are in a good relationship with God. We must obey his commands and humbly submit ourselves to his will be repenting of our rebellious lifestyle (Acts 17:30), confess Him as the only begotten Son (Matthew 10:32–33) and being baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21). We can live our lives without the guilt and weight of sin that so easily troubles us (Hebrews 12:1). Be happy! And be faithful!

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Bible Blessings® offers tips for Quality Christian Gifts of Kindness

Quality Christian Gifts and ProductsBible Blessings® Quality Christian Gifts wonders if it sometimes seems like we have lost our sense of civility. Quality Christian gifts come in various forms and sometimes all it takes is showing the gifts of kindness to bring back quality to our lives and relationships.

Grow a garden of kindness

All too often these days, and thanks in large part to social media, people can connect with millions of other people and make disparaging remarks with little to no thought. While it is easy to make mean and hateful remarks, what purpose does it serve?

Instead of spreading mean and unkind thoughts, why not use your Christian gifts to grow a quality garden of genuine kindness? Here are some suggestions:

Treat others as you would like to be treated: this goes for both online and offline interactions with others.

Forgive one another: why carry around a grudge? The only purpose of staying angry at someone for a past argument or negative action towards you is to continue to take up negative energy.

Love one another: you’ll be amazed at how much lighter you will feel, and happier, too, when you choose to love other human beings instead of disliking them. And you’ll be surprised at how the love you share will be paid forward to others.

Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry: it is the wise person who listens before speaking. Truly hear what the other person is saying before assuming to know the person’s intentions.

Go forth, then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, with hearts filled with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience, bearing with one another and, if you have a complaint against another, forgive that person; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Most importantly, always seek to give your love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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Bible Blessings® knows true leaders’ of quality Christian gifts pay it forward

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Bible Blessings® knows it’s become increasingly common to be cynical about the quality Christian gifts of leaders who profess a purpose beyond profit and a desire to take better care of their employees, congregations and communities. The next generation, known as millennials, wants to know that leaders are genuine in their commitment to providing quality Christian gifts to society.

Where are the genuine leaders?

Knowing whether or not leaders are sincere and selfless in offering quality  gifts should not be difficult to determine nor provide.  At the most practical level, people want to know how leaders are giving back to communities and employees. People want to work at companies that care about the bigger picture and not just the bottom line. They want to see a purpose beyond profit.

A 2012 survey of 60,000 employees at 50 companies around the world, conducted by the consulting firm Towers Watson, found that organizations that invested most in the sustainability of their employees generated nearly three times the operating margins of those who invested the least.

Leaders who understand the importance of giving back or “paying it forward” understand that doing so is a form of enlightened self-interest. When companies invest in better meeting the needs of their employees and their communities, the results show up at the bottom line.

Fueled by a growing socially-conscious attitude of the millennial generation, higher consciousness simply means the capacity to be conscious of more and to exclude less. This form of conscious capitalism recognizes a wider world and a more community-focused world view. Conscious leaders have the courage and the vision to see that we’re all in this together and that extending our circle of care ultimately pays the highest dividend.

 

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Bible Blessings® Christian Gifts invites you to experience the benefits of Christianity

Christian Gifts Family Christian Stores Bible BlessingsBible Blessings® Christian Gifts wants to share the gifts of spiritual blessings anyone can experience when he or she commits to living a faithful life. Bible Blessings® offers four examples of gifts given to any and every Christian who will take a moment to recognize the practical benefits of knowing God.

Experience the Gifts of Christianity       

They’re not hard to find. You merely have to open your heart and mind and accept the graciousness of God’s gifts. Consider these four:

  1. Blessing – The more you know God and obey His will, the more you’ll experience His blessings. “If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children” (Deuteronomy 4:40).
  2. Peace – “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God” (2 Peter 1:2). The more you know God, the more inner peace you will have. Yes, struggles and setbacks will come, but even then you’ll have a sense of well-being because you’ll feel His nearness.
  3. Wisdom – Paul prayed that God would give the Ephesians “a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Ephesians 1:17 NAS). Wisdom is seeing things the right way. Revelation is when God bypasses the limitations of your mind and shows you things you otherwise wouldn’t know. You can walk each day in a “spirit of wisdom and of revelation.”
  4. Freedom – “When you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods” (Galatians 4:8). Without the confidence that comes from knowing God, and your standing before Him, you become a slave to circumstances, emotions or other people’s opinions. Refuse to live that way. Instead, get to know God better.

There is no replacement for the spiritual benefits you receive as a follower of Christ. No amount of material objects can provide the uplifting, nurturing and unconditional love that you get when you commit to a life of Christianity.

Take time to reflect upon the many wonders and benefits that you experience every day. Reflect upon and give thanks for God’s unconditional love and blessings to all Christians.

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What Henry Ford teaches us about Christian Gifts

Bible Blessings® Christian Gifts knows the importance of fulfilling our jobs, or duties, here on earth. The automotive pioneer Henry Ford exemplified what it means to appreciate all Christian gifts presented to us – even cardboard boxes.

Thinking Outside the Box

“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.” Matthew 6:8

An American industrialist who founded the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford championed the idea of producing quality automobiles priced right for the middle class. And, Ford was always thinking out of the box – literally and figuratively.

In one instance, Henry Ford asked some engineers to box the transmissions for his Model-T Fords in certain sized boxes. He gave meticulous dimensions and material instructions for these boxes. The builders were confused, but they did as they were told.

When the transmissions were delivered, the factory workers took apart the boxes and used them for the floorboards. How’s that for thinking out of the box?

To Believe is to Understand

That’s what God does. He knows what we need even before we ask Him and he provides those gifts to us. We may not understand all of His ways, just like the workers who were boxing up the transmissions did not understand. We do not live by our understanding; we live by His promises.

Is there something happening in your life right now that you don’t understand? Remember this verse from Proverbs – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight – 3:5-6.

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How to use Christian gifts to live a life of good deeds

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You Have Lots of Christian Gifts to Give

Aside from the Christian gifts we receive through our faith and beliefs, does it sometimes seem difficult to stay positive, focused and keep that faith? Along with patience, forgiveness and tolerance, we are given many more Christian gifts that we can use to make a difference every day.

One person can’t help everyone

Exploring how you can make a difference can sometimes feel overwhelming. It’s much easier to throw up your hands and give up. You are not the only who has ever felt that way. There are many examples throughout history of one person doing extraordinary things with the gifts bestowed upon them by God. Noah, Moses and even David represent simple Christians who performed extraordinary jobs because of their faith and courage.

The fact of the matter is, you have lots to give

Anyone can look at the examples in the Bible and either get frustrated or get inspired to tackle a problem using the strength, courage and all talents given to him or her by God. Sure, you can argue that you have too much going on in your life to get involved. There are only 24 hours in the day, right?

The bottom line is this: how you live is much more important than what you think you can contribute. It’s knowing how and when to share your faith and spirituality. Once you look outside yourself, you get a sense of the broader world and get a sense of where you can make a difference, big or small.  Remember the words of Matthew

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Mathew 5:14-16

Everyone can help someone

You have the opportunity to let God’s goodness shine through you. How do you do this? By using your gifts and living a life characterized by good deeds. Resist the temptation to simply do nothing because the task is too big and you are just one person. Remember you are one of God’s gifts and you have been called to share your extraordinary talents.

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Christian Gifts Crafted to Withstand The Test of Time

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Bible Blessings® Christian gifts, like one’s faith, are designed to withstand the test of time. Sharing one’s faith, helping those in need and paying it forward exemplify the important role played by other types of Christian gifts in society.

3 reasons to give

The Bible offers several examples of how, when and why Christians need to share gifts. For example-

And their father gave them great gifts, of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the first-born. 2 Chronicles 21:3

Indeed, there are multiple examples throughout the Bible of giving and receiving; here are just three reasons why, as a Christian, it is important to share and receive gifts:

1. Giving brings joy and blessings to you, the giver: The Bible makes it clear that there are levels of rewards in heaven, those rewards are influenced by one’s level of generosity while here on earth. In Acts, we are instructed

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

2. Giving helps fulfill the needs of others. While it is true that you may not be able to help everyone in need, but for the one person you can help, you will be fulfilling God’s work here on earth. In Peter, we learn

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11

3. Giving exemplifies your faith: You need only look at the many gifts God has given to the world since the beginning of time. The greatest gift of all is expressed in John

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17 

There’s an innate desire in most people to want to give and help others. For those of us who are called to Christianity, we are God’s ultimate example of generosity. As often happens with humans, the pressures of greed and materialism sometimes overpower our desire to give in favor of “keeping up with the Joneses.”

Thus, it helps to, from time to time, refresh our minds and reflect on what is God’s will for us as his stewards. In so doing, we are reminded of how God has given so much to us and how we must pay it forward by sharing our blessings with others.

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