May you be strengthened in your faith unto God, and be powerful witnesses filled with His compassion!
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."
So today, I just recently put together a list of things that I find are important priorities and values in my life. Yesterday, I shared at LoveHOP Church from Ephesians 5:15-21 and the phrase "redeeming the time" stuck out to me. I think it's important to figure out what our priorities are in our lives and also our values that govern the priorities so we can live a meaningful life that will bring glory to God. This list actually comes from a book that God told me to read in 2008 called "God's Generals" by Roberts Liardon, and I got reminded of it when I recently read "Moral Revolution" by Kris Vallotton. I'm placing this list on my wall to help me remember what's important in life. I think everyone should have something like this where it's easily seen every day that are from the Scriptures.
Personally, I really like Kris Vallotton's list in his book that I got from the Jesus Culture's conference called "Encounter" in Janurary 7&8 this year for free! I think it's so worth it to buy the book (Moral Revolution)! It's a great book on how to live in purity in life as a youth.
Here are his virtues that govern his life:
This is what Kris says about his list of virtues, that I think are also worthwile to note:
"Virtues help us to live from the inside out instead of from the outside in. No longer do I live by other people's rules. Instead, I live by values that guide my attitudes, which, in turn, determine my choices. Choices dictate my behavior. My behavior becomes manifestations of my personhood, and my personhood leads me into my destiny."
Also, here is a great list from Jonathan Edwards, a reformer from the First Great Awakening in the Church. Check it out here: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/articles/the-resolutions-of-jonathan-edwards
HERE IS MY LIST:
How to walk in it personally:
Personally, I got this list from a dream in 2009 when God spoke to me that He would give me a dream about the things that I should keep as a foundation in my life when I would go to Egypt. I think it's good to get your personal list from the scriptures as well! Let me know what your list is if you started one after reading this or your values that you have been keeping.