"God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? 'Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don't hurt your friend, don't blame your neighbor; despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe. You'll never get blacklisted if you live like this."
it's funny, because sometimes it feels like life is so difficult to live. but this really seems to break it down for me, and reminds me that what makes it difficult for me is i focus on the outcomes. but, if i just focus on honoring Jesus, the rest is left to him. there's no reason to worry about the outcome, if you live out of your identity in Christ. live like Jesus did. simple.