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I read this scripture, and got a chill when I realized that this chapter speaks to my idea of developing as 3 separate parts = Mind, body, spirit. To me it meant that we are given expectations to be aware of all 3 parts, and above all use them for the betterment of ourselves and God's kingdom.
My thoughts on each part as synthesized from the passage-
Take action! Serve, teach, encourage, give, help, and pray.
Change your thoughts! We should not think with our egos/human thoughts, but instead we should be using the Word to guide us to the teachings and therefore the thought patterns of the Lord. This is a process that we should work on throughout our life.
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spirit- Allow the Holy Spirit to help you overcome your natural reactions. Allow the Spirit to make you compassionate, humble, merciful, loving, joyful, prayerful, and hopeful even when face to face with enemies.
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These things create peace and harmony.
"when you know better, you do better" - Maya Angelou
Help me do more, so that I can be more for you Dear Lord.