Good morning, Family:
In the words of the camel from the popular Geico Insurance commercial, “Guess what day is it? Its Hump Day!”
I like to call Wednesdays my “reset” day. If the first part of my week didnt go so well, I perform an internal check and line the rest of my week up with the Word of God.
Here are the questions I ask myself:
1. How was my thinking, when I lined it up with Philippians 4:8? Philippians 4:8
English Standard Version (ESV)
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
2. If I experienced a lot of spiritual warfare, did I remember to equip myself with Ephesians 6:10-18? The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
3. If I find myself listening or watching certain things in the media, did I place those things through the filter of God by making sure 2 Corinthians 10:5 was activated? 2 Corinthians 10:5 New International Version (NIV) 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
I invite you to take a spiritual inventory today. Ask yourself the three key questions above. When you are finished, get ready to move to higher ground.
Heavenly Father: May each day of our lives be a worship song back to you. Teach and help us all to understand that worshipping you is a lifestyle and a daily choice. Today, Lord, and everyday, we chose you. Help us to walk this intimate relationship with you. In the name of your Redeeming Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Go in peace, Family, while praising and serving the Lord.
Rev. Marcia F. Davis