Monday, July 14, 2014

Proverbs 17-20

Proverbs 17-20 are full of advice that make me stop and think about what I am doing day to day to honor God.  Because at the end of the day, that is most important and needs to be my top priority in everything I do and even in what I don't do.

And so that's where my head is pulling me as I the things I don't do.

Sure there are a million things we could do each day, and it's easy for us to get overwhelmed and bogged down in not doing "enough."  At least, that's one of my real struggles.  But even the things we don't do are purposeful for God.  Just read this verse,

Many are the plans in a person's heart, 
     but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

This is the verse I need to remember when I start struggling with my "to-do" and "not-to-do" lists.  

God's grace that is alive and well in our lives, thanks to the blood of Christ, is more than enough.  

Living for God isn't about condemning ourselves day in and day out with our "do and don't-do" lists at all.  

Life with God in control is so much better than that and so much more than that.  

Honoring God is about listening to His "still small voice" that keeps speaking to us, right where we are (1 Kings 19:11-12).  We have the direction and transforming power of the Holy Spirit working in us and helping us.

God loves us.  He is using each one of us for His purpose.  He has big plans for us.

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for Your love that fills my life with grace and joy.  

Forgive me for all the ways I miss Your "still small voice" in my day to day moments.

I pray that You will open my eyes to the needs around me and my heart to Your Holy Spirit that empowers me and guides me.  Make Your will my passion and life mission.

I ask that You also open ________________'s heart to Your presence, Your power, Your great love, and Your perfect purpose for his/her life.  He/she really needs to know You and Your grace.

You are Lord of my life, my Savior, and the lamp that lights my way.

In Jesus' name I pray,

Grace and peace of Christ,
*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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