Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The SEVEN C's of Living

I love to camp and hang out in the outdoors. Recently, I was cleaning out my trailer and I found a flyer from a campground in Florida. It was apparently left there from the previous owner, since I haven't been to Florida with my RV yet. To be honest, it's old and I don't know if it would make it there and back. Anyway, that's a whole other subject...

I was reading this flyer and noticed that they listed "The Seven C's of Camping." As I was reading them, it dawned on me that although they applied to camping, they really applied to all aspects of our life. So, I share them with you along with Bible Verses that give them credibility and application to our lives.

Care: "Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." (Psalm 55:22) "After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church." (Ephesians 5:29)

Caution: "Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15-16)

Courtesy: "Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;" (1 Peter 3:8)

Cleanliness: "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes." (Isaiah 1:16)

Cooperation: "for as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of the one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.... that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another" (1 Corinthians 12:12 &25).

Conservation: "Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow." (Exodus 23:10-11) - Creation praises God (Psalm 148)

Common Sense: God created people with a natural ability to make sound judgments based on facts. It's a form of wisdom that's part of God's grace to humans everywhere (Prov. 1:1-3; 3:5-6; 4:11). "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth." (2 Tim. 2:15)
So how are you doing? Is there a "C" you need to work on?

Don't forget the most important "C" in our lives...

"But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." John 20:31

Lynne Jahns

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