Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Let’s encourage each other by giving honor where honor is due. Everyone needs to feel appreciated and we all know someone who deserves a little credit for everything they do. There are many ways to honor someone who truly deserves recognition. It can be as simple as saying thank you, your kindness has not gone unnoticed or it can be something extravagant. The point is to recognize and encourage them.
If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people.
We cannot control what other people do, but we certainly can control our own actions and responses. It may not always be easy, but it will be worth it to try to live peacefully with others, especially those who are difficult to deal with.
More of Jesus, less of us in all things. In our lives, in our relationships, in our families, in our churches, in our work place, in our schools, in our communities, in this world – We need more of JESUS!
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
In everything you do, as you interact with people, follow the example that Jesus Christ gave us. Before you speak, before you act unkindly ask yourself how would Jesus handle this situation. Be humble and put others first, show them the love of Christ, and let them see Jesus in you.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
In all our relationships, whether it’s with a friend, relative, child, or spouse at some point one of us may do something to make the other angry or hurt each other’s feelings. We’re not perfect and we make mistakes. It can be something small or it can be something really big, either way it’s how we handle these offenses that determines how the relationship will proceed. It takes genuine forgiveness to make a relationship work and survive. God has forgiven us of all our sins both big and small and he expects us to forgive others just as he has been forgiving toward us.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Choose wisely the people with whom you surround yourself, especially, your inner circle. Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by those closest to us. Be determined to surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, who inspire you and most importantly, who love the Lord.
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
I am thankful for the love of family and friends. I’m grateful to have such wonderful people as part of my journey. Each person God has put in my life adds something unique and special to it and I love and appreciate them all. I’m thankful for the love we share between us, for the experiences we go through together and for the memories that will be in my heart forever. As I thank God for you I pray that He would continue to bless and protect you always.