In the world there are fools and wise people, evil doers and the righteous. For the Christian, for me, it is a constant battle to live wisely and as a righteous person. Both the internal and external challenges are plentiful each day. It is only with His strength that one has a chance at being wise and righteous.
Unfortunately at times I can live foolishly and can be far from God. In these times, what I think or say lacks more integrity. I fall into self-indulgence and do not hold myself accountable. I fail to remain close to God at all times. But on these days and in these moments, if I am quick to respond to the Holy Spirit’s prompting, then I can find redemption and return to the path God intends for me.
Living wisely and seeking to be righteous is a plan that requires something more than I naturally have in me. I must work at building up God’s presence in my life through the daily practices of prayer, stud, confession, meditation, and worship. This connection to God allows me to reach out more quickly when temptation comes my way. This connection sensitized me more to the Spirit’s convictions and promptings.
In living connected to and aligned with God, I more easily see the world and its needs as He does. I come to know that God loves all people equally. It is His will to come to those in need and to do all we can for them. It is His will that His name be made known to the ends of the earth. It is His will to live in a harmonious relationship with each of us. This day, O Lord, may I live in step with You. This day, O Lord, may I be your servant in all the places you put me today.
Scripture reference: Psalm 14