My Favorite Things
We were challenged this past Sunday by Brother Michael Mondragon to list our favorite things. The point being that whatever is at the top is your idol. So here goes. My top 10 favorite things.
1. God – Father, Son and Spirit and the Bible
- Every moment with my wife
- Family – related family and church family
- Watching my kids grow up
- Great worship
- Baptizing People
- Great Jazz – not the loud, fast stuff but the deep, personal kind
- Good Food – steaks mostly and cherry cheesecake, etc
- Looking out my living room window in the morning in awe of the orange sunrise that God paints.
What is on your top 10 list? What does it say about your values?
What we value says a lot about our character.
Paul puts it this way:
Romans 12:2 – “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Satan has a list for you as well. His list of favorites looks like this:
Here is God’s list of favorites for you.
- Love God – “This is love for God: to keep his commands” (1 John 2:16)
- Build the Kingdom – “Do the work of an evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5)
- Generosity – “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21)
- Put Others First – “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others” (1 Corinthians 10:24)
- Service to the Church – “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God” (2 Corinthians 9:12)
- Put Your Faith Into Action – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22)
- Strong Prayer Life – “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16)
- Flee from the Sins of this World – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)
- Care for Your Family -“Put their religion into practice by caring for their own family” (1 Peter 5:4)
- Care for Others– “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” (James 1:27)
In closing let me add one of my favorites things (watch the video)