Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"B" is for BEHAVIOR

BEHAVIOR is alot like attitude, which we talked about yesterday.  While attitude is formed in the mind and is based on what we think, BEHAVIOR is an outworking of our attitude.  That's why its so important to have a good (RIGHT) attitude!  Appropriate BEHAVIOR is a code of conduct in a proper way.  As Christians, simply put, it's acting like "little Christs."  If Jesus didn't do it, then we shouldn't either.  If He did do it, then we should do it all the more! 

There's a verse in Scripture that comes to mind - "I will behave wisely in a perfect way.  Oh, when will You come to me?  I will walk within my house with a perfect heart" (Psalm 101:2).

That doesn't mean we will never make mistakes, or that we have to be stiff and rigid in our attempts to do everything right.  It does mean that our goal should be to honor the Father with everything we say and do.  Our BEHAVIOR needs to line up with the words we profess to believe.  For Christians, that's the Word of God.

Can we still have fun and be silly?  Absolutely!  (I'd be in trouble were it not so.).  Jesus didn't give us an abundant life and then tell us not to enjoy it and have fun.   For us dreamers - those of us who want everything that life has to offer, BEHAVIOR also means declaring our faith no matter what's going on around us or happening to us.  Christians' lives aren't perfect.  We have challenges every day.  But our posture - our demeanor - our BEHAVIOR, should always be a reflection of the One in Whom we believe.

So!  First, we need to think right.  Second, we need to act right.  And tomorrow we'll look at the letter "C."  Are you ready?

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