As Believers, we never make our plans and ask God to bless them. God receives no pleasure from our religious activities, which He did not inspire.
Using our gifts and talents for our own advantage is hollow and vain. We may receive personal acclaim for our skill and accomplishments, but the effects of these commendation will not last for eternity.
God calls us to walk in His Spirit every single moment of every day (Galatians 5:15-25). He only blesses our efforts birthed in His will.
We listen to His Spirit direct our every task, every decision, every opinion and every thought. This way, we have much less stress and many more blessings in our life.
Think about it. Christ dwells within us and He has to be a part of everything, which we think, say and do. We grieve God’s Spirit more often than not by our behavior and choices (Colossians 1:27; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 4:30).
Our body is the temple of God’s Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:6). He embodies our life and lives His life through us, touching lives in more ways than we could ever imagine.
We simply ask, and receive His guidance, wisdom and strength to accomplish with our life everything, which He pre-ordained for us to do (Matthew 7:7; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 2:10).
Father God, we want You to receive the glory for all of our words and actions. As we abide in Your presence, our countenance will glow with Your radiance of the Lord shining through us. We want to walk in Your His presence every moment of every day (Exodus 34:29).
Your Spirit is transforming us into the likeness of Christ in stages of maturity and perfection (Exodus 34:33; 2 Corinthians 3:18). We look forward to seeing Christ work in and through us throughout the day.
Thought for the Day:
We discover the true potential for all of our talents and human abilities only as we surrender them to God’s will. – Romans 12:1-2