December 30, 2014

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

A coworker and I share inspirational quotes with one another as we stumble upon them. Sometimes it's scripture, but not always. A recent exchange was: "There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day."

How true, and reflective of our scripture for today!  Christ valued our yesterday, treasures our today, and knows our tomorrow. He died for you and me for a very important purpose ... "He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him." (v. 15)

So, while the quote my friend shared isn't scripture, I believe it reflects the value Jesus Christ placed and continues to place on us, our children, our parents, and those we pass every day. Because Jesus loves us, we are compelled to live for Him (v. 15) and love others as He does "[regarding] no one from a worldly point of view." (v. 16)

Are you compelled ... even on the seemingly unimportant days ... to purposefully live for Jesus and love those around you?!


Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God for spiritual insight and understanding of His Word.  Ask Him to help you know what is His direction and purpose for your life.  Intercede for other believers, personal friends, those in ministry and those who are oppressed and in need. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have.