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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Attitude: Living as Jesus Did

I want to teach my children to have a close relationship with our Lord and Savior. Prayer habits that last a lifetime are most often formed in childhood. As adults model meaningful prayer lives, kids will learn how they, too, can talk to their Creator. That’s why each day this month I will be writing a prayer inspired by a different letter of the alphabet and sharing an accompanying verse from the Bible.

Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires…be made new in the attitude of your minds; and…put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24

Dear Lord, our outlook on life is based on our heart and mind. Cleanse us from worldly views and grant us a sincere desire to live as You did: obedient in thought, word, action and attitude. Amen.

36 comments:

Sarah Pearson said...

Good luck with this. I hope you get a lot of joy out of it.

Leigh Covington said...

This is beautiful. I love it. Happy Sunday. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's the way to launch the Challenge on a Sunday - amen!

Amy Brantley said...

I LOVE this idea!

Bethie said...

This is great. Can't wait for the daily prayer.

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice theme for the month, and can't wait to stop by each day of April for some daily inspiration thanks for sharing.

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice theme for the month, and can't wait to stop by each day of April for some daily inspiration thanks for sharing.

Jess said...

Love it, Sylvia. Great potential for an ebook to give away too. :)

Andrew Leon said...

That's a good theme.
I'll be looking forward to seeing what else you do.
http://strangepegs.blogspot.com/

Joe Richardson said...

Come Thursday, I'm taking part in our church's Living Last supper. It's interesting to think about how the apostles struggled with understanding Jesus, and their role in spreading the word.

Guess if they grappled with obedience and understanding even as they stood beside the Teacher, it's okay that I struggle, 2,000 years after the fact. I find hope in that.

A/American Road

Sylvia Ney said...

Thank you all for stopping by and sharing.

Joe - what an awesome testimony. I hope you enjoy the reenactment - something sure to be so very moving.

cleemckenzie said...

Great kick off for A to Z!

Rae said...

Oh wow! I LOVE this idea. Can't wait to read more prayers.

My parents modeled meaningful prayer lives for my brother, sister, and I. We even prayed as a family. I'm so glad they raised us the way they did! It's helped mold me into the woman of God that I am today.

Thanks for this post!

Rae
LLPP
The International Diva

Lady Bluestocking said...

Thanks for dropping by! I followed you back, and look forward to going A-Z with you! Cheers,
Lady Bluestocking

Danielle B. said...

Great post and start to the month of April Challenge! Amen!

shelly said...

What nice idea and its Sunday, too.

Shelly
http://secondhandshoesnovel.blogspot.com/

Feather Stone said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I would like to send you a pdf copy of my book as promised on my blog. If you would like a pdf copy, please let me know what e-address to send it to.
Your post today is beautiful. Let's hope more people will turn to guidance from a higher power than the might of the sword.
Feather

Kathleen said...

I love your A to Z theme and will be coming by daily to read it. I'm very excited to have found your blog!

Kathleen
Living 2012

Kristen Pelfrey said...

What a good idea for blog posting, Sylvia.
Hooray for the A-Z! :)

Teresa Cypher aka T K CypherBuss said...

Hi Sylvia, nice to "meet" you! Your post is beautiful. It is so important to teach children the things we hope to instill in them for life.

Even though I am not a religious person, I find comfort in the faith of others. Prayers are a beautiful things...a meditation, a voiced hope for humanity. Thank you for sharing. I'll be back again. :-)

Michelle Pickett said...

That's the way to start things out, especially on Sunday.

Beautiful post,
Michelle

Thank for stopping by my blog today. :)

KC Weldon said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I like your theme for the A to Z challenge. Can't wait to read the rest.

Suze said...

A lovely idea.

Nicole said...

What a wonderful way to kick off the challenge! I love the sentiment behind this and look forward to your future posts for A-to-Z.

Jessica Salyer said...

What a lovely way to start off. :)

Craig Edwards said...

Great opening post - and it is an ongoing struggle - but with such rewards possible...

Rob-bear said...

Living as Jesus did can be a bit tricky, since our world is so very different from his.

But faithful in thought, word, action, and attitude is good, in any context.

Emily said...

I don't know where I'd be without prayer. I love praying and have a deep,testimony that my prayers are heard and answered.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I love this idea! Great luck with it! :)

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Hi Sylvia,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments. So far I am having so much fun not only with the posts but with meeting new folks. What an appropriate way to start the Challenge on a Sunday! Cheers!

KarenG said...

Lovely reminder! And truly a challenge.

Welcome to that other challenge--A to Z!

KarenG

jabblog said...

That is a true challenge.

Anna Tan said...

Amen indeed.

Linda Fischer said...

I love this! I'm pretty sure I'll be looking at your writing long after the a-z challenge is over. thanks!

Mike Spain said...

Look forward to reading your posts!

Accidentalwriter said...

Sometimes we need the prayers of others to inspire us to find the words we are looking for. I'm doing a catch up, however, so glad I found this.