Monday Morning Thoughts
Do you consider God in all you do? Do you try to honor Him with your life- in your thoughts, actions, and words? So many of us say we believe in Christ... but do we have a relationship with Him? I know only He knows our hearts, but we also need to do our part and be aware of how our lives are lived. It can be tough because having a relationship with Him, and even learning about Him, will mean making changes in our lives- in our behaviors, words, etc. We are stubborn as humans, and also tend to lack self-discipline. We don't like to be told what to do, in general, right? I know how that goes! I hear so many throwing His name around as if it's nothing, even when we are clearly told not do. How is that honoring Him? We put so much before Him, be it alcohol, food, activities, another person, etc, instead of connecting with Him. He wants even just a little of our time. After all, He gave you life; why not give Him your time? Do our lives reflect His life? I do realize we are all works in progress- trust me, I'm working on a lot of things and always will be... Only He knows our hearts, and as much as we think we know anothers' heart, we don't. Heck, we don't even truly know our own hearts, let alone someone else's. We can begin by just talking to God. Talking is praying, in a sense. It's acknowleging him. The first book I read in the Bible was the Gospel of John- another good place to begin. Or just ask or talk with someone else about Him. Just think about how you are living. Is it honoring God? If there is one thing that is on your heart to change, what is stopping you? We hope you have a most enjoyable day, and may His peace be with you in all you do. Related verses: And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. -Colossians 3:17 When you eat or drink or do anything else, always do it to honor God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive ... -Colossians 4:6 Photo is from the sunrise at Mauch Chunk Lake last year. Please contact me for prints or for use of the photo. Feel free to share, and enjoy!