It is easy to lose sight of what God intended life to be. If we look at life the way God created us to be a reflection of His image, we will more likely than not discover that it is quite different from how we plan to live. It is not “adding” the fear of God to our lives, but living life as God specifically designed it to be and being afraid of not meeting His expectations. God created man to have a “divine dimension” above and beyond our “humanity.” God intended our manner of living to be evident and obvious to others.
First, God “designed” us to be devoted to Him alone. He is at the center of our “soul” - the sum total of our life - including our feelings, thoughts and actions. Everything we think and feel and do are all focused on pleasing Him. We are dedicated to building His Kingdom on earth by using the gifts and talents He has given us to honor Him. It is living life in, through and for Him.
Secondly, whatever we do proceeds or has its origins in Him. Others see His character in us: His love and grace, mercy and forgiveness; His compassion and comfort and care of and for others. We will do His work in His world by doing His will.
Finally, we do these “things” by applying His wisdom to our lives and following His guidance every moment of every day.
Prayer: Lord, all this must seem impossible. But it is possible if we surrender our lives to You and follow Your leadership. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 19:22 What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.