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Proverbs 4:18-19 reads, The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like total darkness. They have no idea what they are stumbling over.
Each and every day you are bombarded with hundreds and hundreds of messages. Not just text messages or emails. But messages from news media, tv shows, radio hosts, musicians, authors, colleagues, and more. Each and every one of these messages has the potential to either bring you closer to knowing the person of Christ, or potentially leading you away from Him. The question is, what can you do about this?
In reality, the solution isn’t always easy. Pastor Pete Scazzero, author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, has discovered that for him to stay on track, he needs to take intentional time with God not just each morning, but 3-5 times throughout the day. He will take 8-10 minutes to read a devotional, pray, or just be in silence in the presence of God at certain times of the day every day. By living and being in God’s presence regularly, he feels he can then reflect this light into the lives of others.
READING & JOURNALING:
Do you have a daily time with God? If not, in what ways would your life be different if you had intentional time with God each day? If so, what ways may your life be different if you scheduled more time to be with Him throughout the day?
Heavenly Father, I confess there are days or moments when I come to You not to know You more, but with a desire that You would simply do what I want You to do. In these moments, I’m looking to You as more of a personal assistant to me than I am looking to You as the compete and total Lord of my life. Today, may I continually reflect on who You are and not my circumstances. May You and You alone be the focus of my thoughts. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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