Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Live As God Intended

Just thinking about a devotional I ran across the other day. It included some wonderful reminders and I felt compelled to share them with you. Here are ten scriptural principles to help you live as God intended.

  1. Guard your tongue. Always say less than you think and others will respect you.
  2. Make promises sparingly, keep them faithfully and people will trust you.
  3. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind word, and someday you will look back with joy and not regret.
  4. Be genuinely interested in others; show it by listening attentively and expressing your appreciation.
  5. Be cheerful. Don’t dwell on your aches and pains; everybody has trouble. There are people in hospitals who’d gladly trade places with you.
  6. Keep an open mind and try to get all the facts. Discuss, but don’t argue. Learn to disagree without being disagreeable. Give other people the benefit of the  doubt.
  7. Discourage gossip, it’s destructive.
  8. Be sensitive to the feeling of others. If you do, people will consider you to be wise.
  9. Pay no attention to ill-natured remarks about you. Live so that nobody will believe them.
  10. Don’t worry about getting the credit, just keep giving your best and be patient. God records and God rewards!

Source: The Word for You Today –

October 31, 2011 - Posted by | God's word, Just Thinking, Reading, Uncategorized


  1. Sharon, this is so timely for me. I left mass yesterday morning with my goal to keep to at the center of my life — instead of all the other things that I make a priority. Your 10 reminders couldn’t have come at a better time for me. Blessing to you.

    Comment by Claire Fadden | October 31, 2011

    • Hey Claire! Thanks for stopping by. Funny you should mention the timeliness of these reminders, because when I read them, I felt the same way! Look forward to talking with you soon! Take care.

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 31, 2011

  2. Good advice. I especially appreciate #9.

    Comment by Delaney Diamond | October 31, 2011

    • Hey Delaney! Glad you could appreciate #9. I think #1 was for me. 🙂 Just because I think it, doesn’t mean it has to be said. …still working on mastering that one. 🙂 Take care and thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | October 31, 2011

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