I took notes a few weeks ago during our Celebrate Recovery meeting. I really like the following statements:
(1) Make your life a mission, not an intermission.
(2) Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
(3) Talk is cheap; the supply always exceeds the demand.
(Based on 1 Samuel 2:3 "Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. " NIV)
As Christians, I believe we really need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. It is so easy to spiritualize everything; and miss out entirely on the life Jesus died to give us. Life isn't always easy, but He can be trusted. He will give us joy and peace in the midst of the storms. It's up to us to decide whether we'll receive it. Let's walk in it and not just talk about it.