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00353 - Being Around People

There is nothing like being around people. If you're in an airport, the buzz of excitement as people prepare for holidays. In a concert, you’ll feel the joy of a shared experience of music and performance. In Church, the depth of the message and catching up for a chat with those you see regularly. We were created to interact with people.

Ephesians 4:32 says, ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’ (NIV)

Giving a compliment or a smile to someone brightens both your and their day. Following this advice in Ephesians 4 is a way of life not just a moment. The more God’s love flows through us to others the more compassion and faith in prayer we will build. When you you see someone, speak a quiet blessing over them in your heart, God would love you to bless.


It takes three times more muscles to frown than to smile.


Lord, help me be a conduit of Your peace and love to those around me. Amen.

Action Point

I challenge you to take a day where you say and do nothing negative, only positive. You’ll be amazed how you feel at the end of it.

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(NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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