We absolutely cannot get this wrong when we live in full surrender to the Holy Spirit—that means humbly bringing our lives, attitudes, calendars, and everything else before Him and asking for His perspective.
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
Wisdom comes privately from God as a by-product of right decisions, godly reactions, and a daily devotion to searching the wonderful riches of the Scriptures. Wisdom is the fruit of a disciplined life.
Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies. (Hebrews 13:3)
Whether you’re in your 50s or 80s, please remember the race God has called you to run. What awaits you is far more valuable than anything you could possibly attain or receive during your life on this planet. Don’t quit running.
Allowed to fester through neglect, the toxic waters of hatred foam to a boil within the steam room of the soul. Pressure mounts to a maddening magnitude. By then it’s only a matter of time. The damage is always tragic, often irreparable.
What will it take for you to drop the rigid, accusing spirit you’ve fostered over all these years and allow God’s Spirit to transform you from within, making you more like Jesus?
Let His mind be in yours today—when you greet your children or address the employees who report to you, or as you move through the checkout line at the grocery store or talk to your server at the restaurant.
Take time to review your list of what you keep investing in and clasping in your hands. When was the last time you prayerfully allowed the Lord to help you set priorities for the way you invest your time and resources? Trust me, there’s no time like the present.
We’re wise to take our life direction from the Lord rather than our high school classmates. How we do what we do matters so much more to the Lord than what we do.
As I pondered the impact of that moment I thought of the psalmist’s words in Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God!”