In my daily reading this morning I came to this instruction for a better life:
“Let us consider how we may spur one another
on toward love and good deeds…” (Hebrews 10:24).
I had previously come across a long list of “instructions” for living, and since I’m addicted to ABC’s, it just seemed natural to make an ABC list for a better life.
Two times in the Book of Hebrews we are admonished to “encourage one another” (3:13; 10:25), so I hope these words will encourage you.
A lways accept an outstretched hand.
B e available for people who need you.
C ompliment someone every day.
D on’t expect life to be fair, but know that God is good.
E nrich others by your positive and enthusiastic attitude.
F orgive yourself and others.
G ive generously to worthy causes, especially for “missions.”
H ave a firm handshake.
I nasmuch as it depends on you, live in peace with everyone.
J esus should be all in all in your life.
K eep secretes and keep your promises.
L eave everything a little better than you found it.
M ake new friends but cherish the old ones.
N ever waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
O vertip, especially a busy waitress.
P ray about everything.
Q uickly recognize, “I made a mistake!”
R eturn things you borrow, and in good condition.
S trive for excellence, not perfection.
T reat everyone you meet like you would like to be treated.
U nderstand where others are coming from.
V oice your opinions, but respect what others have to say.
W atch what goes in your mouth, but even more what comes out of it!
‘X cell in doing good!
Y ield to God and make him FIRST in everything.
Z oom in on the little pleasures of life.
For a copy in PDF, click here: ABC’s for a Better Life