Six Days of Civility by ACHUCKAllen
I invited the folks of Sugar Hill Church to join me over the next six days in three things:
- Meditate on the 34th Psalm each day (evening or morning) You can read the 34th Psalm by clicking HERE. The big picture is to set your soul at rest and sharpen your mind on the goodness and the peace found in a daily 3-minute journey with the Divine. Will you join me as well? Here’s the plan – Read the 34th Psalm and then ask the Divine to show you the power of His promises each day. It’s that simple
- Listen to the Weekday Podcast from Sugar Hill Church by clicking HERE. It’s 5 minutes of scriptural encouragement. No matter where you are, what you do, or how you do it, we all have 5 minutes to listen to Scripture and be encouraged. The weekdaypodcast.com is pretty simple.
- Enter into an accountable relationship with your spouse or BFF to live in a zero-tolerance attitude and action over these six days. Seriously, just don’t bite on the desire to think, talk, listen or act in any negative, bitter, angry or foolish discussions or actions. And, when you do, seek forgiveness ASAP.
It’s that simple. Here is a short excerpt from my teaching yesterday morning. I trust that it will be an encouragement to you.
Embody humility and kindness.
Don’t be an arrogant know it all, even if you’re right. Don’t scream back at the world. Speak your truth – be ready to speak, in love (for real) Peter says, but with gentleness and a humble attitude.
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.
Listen Without Judgement.
When you encounter other folks wrath, anger, and hate – especially when they are acting out of that same rage – listen to them without judgment. See if you can love the person who has that uncivil story.
And here is a kick in the gut – If you plan on asking God to see others as He sees them just be prepared, it’s not easy. You’ll start to care for folks you don’t even know and people you would have never even thought you would care for.
This stuff works, folks. But be sure you rest in the care of the Divine. Without Him, none of us can even come close.
And then ask God for boldness and wisdom to do an act of kindness for them, you just never know what could transpire.
Be the Bravest and Be the First to Apologize
Be the Strongest and Be the First to Forgive
Be the Happiest and Be the First to Forget
“When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.” –Nelson Mandela