Living a Country Way of Life (Part 2)

country 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about my humble beginnings and how it gave me an understanding of what country living is all about.  If you would like to read Part 1, you can check it out here.

 

Jesus made it very clear during His time on earth that how we treat other people says a lot about who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we view God.  It’s very easy to get caught up in our world’s way of looking at life that we end up getting away from our country roots and losing sight of who we are and what we believe.  That is why we have to be reminded that every encounter we have with another person matters.  The young cahier at the grocery store, the gray-haired greeter at Wal-Mart, your kid’s soccer coach…they all matter.  While we don’t have to have a deep, meaningful conversation with every person we see, we never know when a simple act of kindness might have a huge ripple effect.

Chuck Colson, a famous Christian writer and speaker once said, “Jesus spoke to those to whom no one spoke; He dined with the lowest members of society; He touched the untouchable.”  I think that sums up Jesus pretty well.

Jesus knew how to treat people, and He continues to give us a model that’s as relevant now as it was a couple of thousand years ago.  Just like the Samaritan woman at the well, He continues to offer each of us a cold drink of water that quenches us way down deep beyond the cool trickle in our throats.  Jesus offers us something that will satisfy any and all of our longings in life.  What He offers will give us a sense of fulfillment that nothing else of this world can.

Jesus talks about this in the book of John.

John 4:13-14 (NIV)

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Just as Jesus can give us everything we could ever need, we have the same privilege of being Jesus to those around us and offering them the same life-giving encounters.  As believers, we are Jesus’ workers here on earth.  He lives inside every believer so that we can pass Him on to others.  It is something that is meant to flow out of us and we need to be sure that we do that every chance we can.

I want us to take on the challenge of focusing on treating each person we meet this week like we want to be treated.  Let’s start with this week and then work to make it a thing we do day in and day out.

Advertisements

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
This entry was posted in Attitude, Decisions, God, Image, Influence, Inspirational, Jesus, Leaving a Legacy, Life Stories, Love, Prioritize, Purpose, Reinventing Yourself, Relationships, Thoughts/Mindset, Worship and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s