“For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” – Psalm 36:9
The quality of your life depends on your attitude and the way in which you approach ad plan your life.
In God’s Word you will find numerous examples of people who had seemingly useless, unimportant lives, and yet they were transformed into inspired disciples through Jesus.
Christ specifically came that you may have life in abundance. Turn to Him and walk your life’s path in the company of the living Christ; you will discover a new self-confidence and develop abilities that can only be received from the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, I plead that You would help me to make decisions that lead to life and that bring you joy. Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from Grace for Each Moment.
As Christians, we are called to a high moral standard, yet we may feel as if we’re failing more than succeeding. Perhaps our language isn’t as pure as we know it should be, or we haven’t overcome some of our bad habits. It’s easy to become discouraged if we don’t understand what is hindering our progress.
Transformation begins in the mind, because the way we reason affects how we act. We can’t expect to progress in holiness if we’re undiscerning about what to allow into our thoughts. Paul admonishes us not to be conformed to the world but to be transformed by renewing the mind (Rom. 12:2). We must make an intentional effort to fill our mind with the truths of God’s Word to ensure that we are counteracting the world’s messages.
The influence of others is another avenue by which we can be helped or hindered in our pursuit of holiness. If we associate with people who don’t share our standards, we could be tempted to compromise. Mature believers, on the other hand, can detect obstacles hindering our growth and point out adjustments we need to make. I was greatly impacted by the biographies of godly men like Oswald Chambers, Charles Spurgeon, and Dwight L. Moody. As I read, I would see qualities in their lives that I wanted in my own. These traits formed the basis for many of my prayers.
What kinds of thoughts fill your mind? Are you being influenced by friends, television, or social media more than you are by the Word of God? As the Holy Spirit helps you replace wrong thoughts with godly ones, your behavior will also be transformed.
Bible in One Year: Luke 23-24
SOURCE: Culled from In Touch Ministries