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My Values

Lord, teach me to be like You

Micah 6:8, "And what does the Lord require of you,
but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Personal Values:

Your personal values and beliefs are important in your relationships with friends and other people.  Values?  What are they?  How do we acquire them?  Can we change them?

"Values" are the standards and things that govern how you act, behave and live your life.  Your personal values are learned as you grow and come from the teaching and influences from your parents, teachers, friends and other people.

Getting Good Values:

Parents, teachers, and other adults who realy love kids will teach them good values.  Through the way they live and talk, they show the values that are vital in planting and growing children's values.

Think about what values you have, and how they influence your friends.   Then think about your friends values.  Are they good or bad?  And how do they influence what you do and say?  These should be worthwhile values, rather than being influenced by negative pressure and other bad influences.

Our Guide is the Bible:

The Bible contains much to teach us about good values.   These values are Godís values.  He has established His standards to help us know how to live our lives and how to treat other people.  When you read the Bible, look for values that you can make your own.

Making a Value Your Own:

A value becomes your's when you choose to act on that value consistently.  For example, if you say you have the value of honesty, but if you bend the truth or tell a lie when you have done something wrong, then shows that this is not your value!

You see there is a great need to build a solid character for yourself that is made up of values that bring honour to God.  Do you want to become a leader with strong values in your life?  If so, then test yourself against the list below, and see how many of these values are in your life.

Values that Honour God:

  1.  Obedient, Polite, and Worshipful.

  2.  Thankful, Humble, Cooperative, and Teachable.

  3.  Having Faith, Trust, Hope, Perseverance and Wisdom.

  4.  Cheerful, Joyful, Accepting, and Peaceful.

  5.  Responsible, Unselfish, Forgiving, and Merciful.

  6.  Concerned, Loving, Compassionate, and Trusting.

  7.  Courageous, Helpful, Generous, and having Initiative.

  8.  Honest, Respectful, Polite, and Obedient.

  9.  Kind, Purposeful, Sincere, and Fair.

  10.  Patient, Friendly, Confident, and Consistent.

  11.  Loyal, Self-disciplined, Gentle, and Resourceful.

Now pray every day and ask Jesus to add a value to your life.   If you do this, you will find yourself pleasing God in all you do and say.

God Bless!

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