Mary Pat Higley enjoys reading inspirational materials, getting involved in her church, and working on gratitude.
Some things thats she’s taken from a variety of Womens Bible Studies at Mariners Church, Irvine are summarized below.
Joy springs from a grateful heart. Focus on graces received. Remember to count our blessings and savor them vs forgetting them or minimizing their importance. Mary Pat tries to work at repaying her blessings with a life dedicated to generous self sacrifice. Look for opportunities to be of service. Volunteering in nursing homes, and with those with disabilities reminds us of our blessings. Giving and receiving love is better than a shopping trip to a fancy store. Help those who are struggling. We are all Gods children and make mistakes.
Worldliness can weaken your dedication. Mary Pat Higley constantly tries to avoid getting caught up in ‘outward success’. Living in Orange County, California is full of worldly distractions.
Gods people are accountable. When choosing what to spend time and energy on something – ask yourself – ‘What is the value in Gods Eyes?’. Check your motives.
Remain humble. We are followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus was humble. He did not boast. He did not seek worldly goods.
Worldly comforts blunt our daily spirit of sacrifice and hard work. Worldy things alienate those who make bigger sacrifices.
Mary Pat tries to stay close to the poor and elderly. Mary Pat Higley is focusing on making daily sacrifices to keep close to God. Volunteering and praying for Gods direction to best utilize her spiritual gifts.