Thought and Prayer for Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
IT TAKES TIME
When we decide to do our own thing and not allow God to be a part of our lives in everything we do, it is us who are missing out. It takes time to put God first every day. It takes time to write out a tithe to give Him back a part of what He has given us. It takes time to do the things He has called us to do rather that doing what we want to do. However, when we take time to do these things, God will use us and we will have joy and peace like no other can give us.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we do not need to be ashamed of who You created us to be. We need to boldly speak to others about You. We need to take time for You and put You first in all we do. Help us today, Lord, to live only for You. Help us remember to use our time as You want us to and not to be selfish with it. We want to serve You and help others. Show us how today, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you haven’t taken time for God yet today, stop now and read His word.
If you haven’t given God a portion of what He has blessed you with, stop now and put aside your first and best for Him.
Putting God first in all we do will give us the peace, the joy, the patience, the understanding, the wisdom, and the success we are all looking for.
Colossians 3:16 “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” (NLT)