A is for Attitudes

I’m not taking any credit. The Holy Spirit helped me! He guided me every step of the way to get a program installed that made this website work for me in uploading images. For me, a blog without an image is a sad blog. I’m a creative, visual person! Not that I need to see to believe (like “doubting” Thomas), but I sure believe when I see!

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a “fan” of ABC’s. I have made all kinds of alphabetical lists over the years. I am now extending my list to a study of what it means to live as a Christian. I will be sharing it with you under the category of ABC’s for Christian Living, one or two studies a week.

Could the honey I’ve been using lately to fight my congestion have inspired the theme for the A: “Bee” attitudes? It’s a good inspiration and I have 28 BE-Attitudes for you.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5).

1. BE COMPASSIONATE
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Col 3:12)

2. BE CONTENT
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Heb 13:5)

3. BE FERVANT
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. (Rom 12:11)

4. BE FIRM
Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Cor 15:58)

5. BE FORGIVING
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Col 3:13)

6. BE GENEROUS
God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor 9:7)

7. BE GENTLE
A gentle answer turns away wrath. Be completely humble and gentle. (Prov 15:1; Eph 4:2)

8. BE GOOD
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. (Prov 22:1)

9. BE HONEST
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. (Prov 24:26; 16:13)

10. BE HUMBLE
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Phil 2:3,4)

11. BE IMITATOR OF GOD
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Eph 5:1,2)

12. BE JOYFUL
Be joyful always. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (1 Thess 5:16; Ps 100:2)

13. BE KIND
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. (1 Thess 5:15)

14. BE LOVING
Love one another deeply, from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22)

15. BE MERCIFUL
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Luke 6:36; Matt 5:7)

16. BE OBEDIENT
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. (2 John 6)

17. BE PATIENT
Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Love is patient. (Eph 4:2; 1 Cor 13:4)

18. BE A PEACEMAKER
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. (Rom 14:19)

19. BE PERFECT
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matt 5:48)

20. BE RESPECTFUL
Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17)

21. BE SELF-CONTROLLED
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8,9)

22. BE SELF-DISCIPLINED
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (2 Tim 1:7)

23. BE SINCERE
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Love must be sincere. (James 3:17; Rom 12:9)

24. BE STRONG IN THE LORD
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Eph 6:10,11)

25. BE SUBMISSIVE
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph 5:21)

26. BE THANKFUL
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess 5:18)

27. BE TRUTHFUL
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (Col 3:9,10)

28. BE WILLING TO SERVE
Serve one another in love. (Gal 5:13)

The rest of the week will be devoted to special Thanksgiving themes.

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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