Daily Inspiration: God leaves nothing to chance. He keeps every promise that He makes. Lord, I know that which you are preparing me for will be ready when I arrive.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13
A Time to Think: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –C.S. Lewis, author
A Time to Act: Focus on your goals and chase away excuses.
A Time to Pray: Lord, help me to look to tomorrow with hope.
Birth verse for May 9: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 NIV
PrayFit Devotional: Hearts That Hustle; May 8, 13; Read: Ecclesiastes 9
“Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.” –Ecclesiastes 9:10
It’s interesting that of the blessings, trophies and awards I’ve been humbled to receive throughout my life, one stands out as my most cherished. When I was a kid, my coaches gave me the “Hustle” award. Ironically, it was for a sport that I wasn’t particularly great at. Try and imagine running the 100 meter hurdles wearing swim fins. Got the visual? That’s me playing basketball. And even that might be gracious. But while I didn’t run the offense very well, or lead the team in rebounds, and although I was never the game’s high scorer, I was never out-hustled. For whatever reason — whether it be practice or a game — something inside my heart just would not let me be out-worked.
You know, they don’t give hustle awards when you grow up. But think about it. When you’re the only one in the office unwilling to gossip? That’s hustle. When you get up extra early each day to make sure your kids eat a balanced breakfast, that’s hustle. And when you lace up those running shoes minutes after taking off the work ones, that’s hustle.
As believers, we have faith in Christ. And that faith is not only the greatest tool God gave us to tackle the issues of life, it’s also the reason to tackle the issues of life. Regardless of the situation, let’s not be out-worked. When someone wonders what makes the difference in us, why we’re not like the crowd at school or going with the flow at work, it’s because Jesus is in our hearts. Hearts that beat. Hearts that hustle. –Jimmy Peña
Question: What will you hustle for today? You may not be diving for loose basketballs, but the game of life is calling you. Share your game plan with us. www.prayfit.com/2013/05/