January 3rd…how are your new year resolutions coming along? Already messed’em up? A lot of you already know about my resolutions as far as health and fitness go…let me just tell you that yesterday was HORRIBLE as far as my plans…maybe they got messed up a little, but FAILURE it was not, after all it’s only failure if you QUIT. I didn’t cheat yesterday, it just wasn’t the best diet day that I’ve had, but certainly not the worst day I’ve ever had. I also didn’t blog yesterday either and it is a DAILY goal of mine…BUT, here I am…I did not QUIT this either. I came across this picture this morning after reading my devotion, it just fit too well not to include it.
Let me just say that I am totally stoked. Upon weighing in this morning after
getting up and getting the coffee on, my weight this morning was 201…dropped two pounds since yesterday! Now, I didn’t do as well as I wanted to yesterday but results happen when you don’t quit, just because you didn’t do as well as you wanted to it doesn’t mean that you have failed. So today is a NEW day.
DEVOTION FOR TODAY
My devotion for today came out of Psalm 119:33 it says “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end.”
Three things you find in book of Psalms over and over again: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
KNOWLEDGE is that which is gained by our education and what we are taught. UNDERSTANDING speaks more of discerning, which enables us to see the sense in what we have been taught. We need inner illuminations to discover what the teaching means to our lives. WISDOM, on the other hand, is a gift from God. James referred to wisdom as coming from above in James 3:17.
The psalmist made it clear that de desired to know God’s will in order to do God’s will. He was both teachable and had a desire to learn. There is a tone of humility and and dependence…he was not filled with just intellectual curiosity but also a desire to comprehend God’s truth in order to use this truth in a life of obedience to God.
We NEED to apply this to God’s word…not just know it, and understand it, but pray that God would give us the wisdom to apply it. THAT is when the fruit starts spilling out of us and not only is God pleased but people start seeing the fruit of your knowledge and understanding of God and your relationship with Him.
The same should apply daily to ALL of our resolutions, if they are truly worth keeping. We should PUSH ourselves to be THE BEST that we can do, first with God, then with everything that He has given us.
Be blessed today, read His word, seek knowledge and understanding, pray for and ask for wisdom to apply it. Not only is it God’s will for you and your life, that is what makes a leader. You are loved today…
Hope you are blessed and encouraged by this…leave a comment if you are reading this, I am certainly reading them and it encourages me as well. Now for my coffee and then the gym.