Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Live As God Intended – Again

I ran across these wonderful reminders the other day and felt compelled to share them with you – again. 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 –


November 20, 2012 - Posted by | Encouragement | ,


  1. Great read Sharon! Crystal

    Comment by Crystal Gibson | November 20, 2012

    • Glad you think so, Crystal! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 20, 2012

  2. That’s a good word. Thanks!

    Comment by Chicki Brown | November 20, 2012

    • Hey Chicki! I too thought they were some great points and had to share. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 20, 2012

  3. Great post! I TRY to do all of these things, although sometimes it isn’t easy. Thanks for the post!

    Comment by nancygoldberglevine | November 21, 2012

    • My pleasure, Nancy! And I’m with you. Though I try to keep the items on this list in mind…sometimes it isn’t easy. 🙂 …but I try. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 23, 2012

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