Navigating Life Well - In Line with God's Passions - Tuesday, May 30
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick! Proverbs 25:16
Finally, then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3
Make me know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
While the words, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” provide a great context or framework for living life while we are here, they stand in stark contrast to the following words which capture a context or framework for living life by which many live their lives and from which we as believers seek to be free: “Grab all the gusto you can in life, you only go around once.” We need to become passionate about what God is passionate about. We must make sure we do not have passions ruling in our lives that run counter to God and His ways. And for those passions that are good and acceptable we must make sure we do not allow them to control us so that they have priority over what God is most passionate about. God is passionate about being to us the One who calls the shots (commandment, precepts, statutes) about what is right and true, who reveals truth (wisdom) to us, and who empowers us to live that truth in practical ways in everyday life.
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, I know you have forgiven me for the “gusto” I have grabbed in my life. The appeal of “gusto” is everywhere in my world and I recognize the “sway” it can yet have in my life. Help me to understand more clearly than ever the things you are passionate about and help them to truly become my passions as well. I know that being in line with your passions, Lord, is what “Living Fully” for you is all about and that’s what I choose today. Amen!
Posted on Tue, May 30, 2017
by Ken Hart