What if instead having people tearing down others, we built one another up? What if instead of judging one another we worked to better our neighbors? What if we cared enough to show honor to our leaders? What if we picked up our Bibles and read it? What if we set down at the table in the morning and ate together? What if we spent time with one another at the end of the night as well? What if we took time to pray and be in communion with God?
All these things are basics what if’s that missing from our communities. We don’t do business with our local grocery store! We don’t buy stamps at the post office we pick them up at Wal-Mart! We don’t use the car dealership in the town we live, we go out-of-town and buy! We don’t teach our children to show respect and they then grow up to be people who do not show respect! What if we could change this scenarios?
I think that we can! Remove people from your influence that are negative. Make changes to protect your spirit by who you hang with. Go out of your way to be a neighbor! When you have an extra serving share! Instead of tearing down our leaders remember we are called to pray for our leaders. Take control and read the Bible, blog and stay connected to believers. Wake up early enough to have breakfast with your family and make dinner time a part of celebrating the day. Thank JESUS for everything!
Jesus gave us the a life to observe as he not only showed us his moral light in what he taught the people he gave his life to give us opportunity to be more. As I write this I am reminded that I fail daily at being a good neighbor. I think it is because we need to see past our zip code and look around at what is happening in the small towns we drive through! I could have more money in my bank account if I did not do business in the small towns that make up the rural landscape. However I would be part of the problem of not doing business with my neighbors. Caring enough to go vote on election day & then respecting the outcome. praying for our businesses, praying for our leaders means I am called to be a good neigbor.