The last couple weeks, in Sunday school, we have been going over some Biblical principles that we can use not only in our spiritual life to be successful, but also in our physical and secular life.
- Be Faithful – “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.”
1 Corinthians 4:2 When we hear the term faithful, we think of church and the things of God. But we can also be faithful in other areas of life. We can be faithful in our relationships with family and friends. We can be faithful at our job. We can be faithful in any other activity we are involved in. We, as Christians, should strive to be faithful in everything we do, whether it is at church or in the workplace. Practice the principle of faithfulness.
- Be on Time – “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:16 Time is the most important commodity we have. We need to use our time wisely and not just our time but those around us and those we have interactions with throughout the day. As a Christian, be on time for church and your responsibilities in ministries. Be on time to witness to those who cross your paths. If you have a secular job, be on time. The job I work out, our number one problem is attendance…from people not showing up to being late. People have lost the principle or maybe even never learned the principle of redeeming the time. Be on time, be reliable, be one who can be counted on, not to just be there but to be on time.
- Be Active – “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 Don’t just be someone who shows up, be someone who shows up and than works hard. We need more active Christians! We need more people who are willing to work for God. It isn’t always easy, but it will be the best work you do. In the secular field, be someone who works hard and always gives their best! I am a firm believer in hard work pays off! It may take time, but you will alway prosper in the end.
- Be Friendly –”And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 Friendliness goes a long ways in life. Friendliness warms the heart and brings a smile to a face.Christ was the ultimate friend in that he died for us. God has been a friend to forgive us. We have no excuse not to be friendly to those around us.
- Pray for Everything – “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6 We should always be in a constant state of prayer. We should be thanking God for what we have and also asking Him for our needs. We can pray for wisdom in our ministry at church or in our position at work. Whatever we do, wherever we are at, we can be in constant prayer for that situation.
I know that these are all simple principles, but they are Biblical principles. If we practice these in our daily lives, God will bless us.