When God looks at how you spend your time and money, how you treat the people in your life and at your moral conduct, what conclusion might He come to regarding the priority He has in your life?
Are your choices made in ways that first consider what He wants from your life? Do your choices show that you want to honor the pattern of living and loving that Jesus demonstrated?
Are you seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, trusting that all your earthly needs will be met if you put God first in everything?
This is all sounds good, but applying the principle in practical life certainly does take faith.
Helping a relative who has lost a job is a good thing but what if it means scaling back a long-desired, long-planned family vacation of a lifetime?
Hmmmm….. that’s a tough choice for some.
But what would God have us to do?
Imagine there’s a lucrative opportunity to snag a big promotion at work but it would require being chosen over a co-worker friend who is also seeking the promotion. You know about a big mistake the co-worker made but which the boss hasn’t yet discovered. Do you subtly “help” the boss learn about the error and thus eliminate your competition for the promotion and big raise?
What would God have you to do?
Listen, we have daily opportunities to display our faith in ways visible to others. In recent days, I’ve witnessed at length about Christ on a couple of occasions while talking with Internet sellers about things they were offering. It’s been very interesting how the Lord opened the doors to speak about Him.
I should have been doing more of this but at least I can commit to doing it more from this point forward. I know this is what God would have me to do and I desire to please Him.
A verse from my daily Bible reading — Psalm 73:25 — should guide our actions all day, every day. Whatever we do, whether in word or in deed, should be done for the glory of God. That, coincidentally, is what Colossians 3:17 tells us.
And if we live according to the pathos of Psalm 73:25, we will live to please God.
“Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth.”
Let’s do our best to a life totally surrendered to God, a life that desires Him more than anything else.
He clearly deserves it.
As always, I love you