Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
LET’S GET STARTED
Anything we do for the first time is usually going to be awkward and clumsy. When we repeat the action day after day, we become more confident. When we decide to continue to do the same thing every day, we will become stronger in that area of our lives. If it is exercise, our bodies begin to feel better. If it is reading, our minds become clearer. If it is meditating on God’s word, our souls become one with God and we begin to have peace and contentment. No matter how we feel today, let’s strive for a personal relationship with God by being obedient to Him when He calls us to read His word, obey Him and follow His will.
Luke 11:28 “Jesus replied, ‘But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.’” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know You have a place for us that we can truly call Home. When we are looking for contentment and peace anywhere else other than through a personal relationship with You, we aren’t going to find it. Help us begin this day with You. Help us to create a habit of obedience to You by reading Your word, following Your commands and doing Your will. We want to seek only You today and ask You to work through us to make us ready for the Home You are preparing for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We can obey God by having a personal relationship with Him as He calls us to do.
Taking action today and again tomorrow by reading God’s word is the first two steps we can do that will lead us in the right direction to do God’s will.
Creating habits can begin by doing small things on a daily basis. We should begin to read God’s word a little at a time and meditate on it daily so He can reveal His will to us.
A personal relationship with God can help us know how to better obey Him.
Doing what God has called us to do requires us to read His word and ask Him every day what He wants us to do.
Luke 11:10 “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (NLT)