Three ways to love life.

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I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to get in the Word because every time I take two minutes to read a bit, God shows me something and it’s awesome. I was reading in 1 Peter and Peter quotes a Psalm that states three ways to love life. It’s so simple and I love it so I thought I would share!

It’s 1 Peter 3: 10-12 (or Psalm 34:12-16)

10 For

“Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
11 let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1. Don’t speak evil or lies.

Simple enough. Only speak truth. Only speak things that lift others up. Only speak things that glorify God. I need to work on this.

2. Do Good.

Also simple. But I can be really bad at this one. I need to do good every day, not just every once in a while. I get the biggest blessing out of doing something good and I’m so glad this is included.

3. Seek peace.

This one is my favorite because it’s the most obvious. If I’m always seeking drama and chaos, how in the world can I love life?! It’s obviously not easy. Drama and chaos find me no matter how hard I try to hide from it but I have to have a peaceful mind in spite of it to love life.

See? Super simple! Though it is definitely easier said than done. I encourage you all to start loving life if you don’t already. Here are some good ways to start.

-mjm