{Holy Week} 10 Proven Steps To A Better Way To Live.

ginger bio photoWritten by: Ginger Craddock

Young and naive, I was intent on being a superlative wife, mom, and business owner. Gag! Who uses the word superlative? The use of the adjective superlative reflects the depth of my disconnect from reality. I thought I could achieve excellence simultaneously as a wife, mom, and business owner.

My heart was earnest. My mind was committed to finding a way forward successfully. I worked around the clock, as if I was spinning thousands of plates in the air.

Do you hear the plates…

I was missing the mark and I didn’t know why.

Desperate for answers for a better way to live, a way to realize my audacious goals, I attended a Bible study Marriage Without Regrets: Learning How to Become One.

It’s interesting to note, I did not go to the Bible study because I wanted to know more about Jesus, nor did I go because I wanted to be a better Christian. I went to Bible study because I was desperate for answers for how I could live my life better and accomplish my goals.

Ugh! Do you hear the selfishness in my heart?

God had prepared something much better for me. A fork in the road which would lead to a better life. Yes, I found answers but they involved a transformation of my heart and mind. The process of maturity has been a mixture of good and gritty circumstances. Can you relate?

As we approach Easter, I am reminded of the early disciples of Jesus Christ. Like you and me, they were looking for a better way to live. They were looking for an earthly king who would help improve their daily lives. Imagine their struggle as they wrestled with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

Life was not working out the way they had expected. God had a much better plan for the early disciples of Jesus; a better way to live.

God’s better way to live is revealed one life at a time in each generation.

Today, there is a better way for you to live.

10 Proven Steps to a Better Way to Live

  1. Draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith. Hebrews 10:22
  2. Lay aside every behavior which separates you from intimacy with God. Hebrews 12:1
  3. Spur one another on to love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
  4. Fix your eyes on Jesus; the author and perfecter of your faith. Hebrews 12:2
  5. Give thanks continually to God. Hebrews 13:15
  6. Show gratitude. Hebrews 12:28
  7. Be diligent to rest. Hebrews 4:11
  8. Run (work) with endurance. Hebrews 12:1
  9. Hold fast your confession of hope in Jesus Christ without wavering.Why? Because He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

10.  Press on to maturity. Hebrews 6:1

God is whispering to you, “Faith in Jesus is a better way to live. Will you follow Me?

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Blessings ahead,  Ginger Craddock

ginger bio photoGinger is the author and founder of Book Club Bible Study and IRONMEN Bible Study. A safe place to learn to understand the Bible step-by-step. Positive voices who will bring clarity to this generation are needed now. People who are willing to lead by example. Ginger and her team are equipping the NOW generation to effectively share biblical truth. Men, women, and students who are able to navigate the good and the gritty circumstances of life with integrity and stability. People who will take the next right step and choose to find joy in the journey of life. Ginger and her husband, Carl, call Austin, Texas home.They find joy in the journey outdoors and by training for triathlon together. They are the proud parents of two grown children and a bonus daughter and son (aka daughter-in-love and son-in-love).

Links

Ginger — http://www.findjoyinthejourney.com/?page_id=35

Book Club Bible Study–  http://www.bookclubbiblestudy.com

IRONMEN Bible Study — http://www.ironmenbiblestudy.com/?p=26

 

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  1. Pauline Peters for We Are His Daughters says:

    I like these “10 Proven Steps to a Better Way to Live” because there is so much Truth in them. God has all the answers for us and how much sweeter life would be if we only followed it! It’s simple, but we complicate it. My prayer, “God help me to follow the truths found in your word!”

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