This is the day that the Lord has made...

This is the day that the Lord has made...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Once again...

Why is it so much easier to bring work home, to think about all that needs to be done at the office than it is to bring Christ into my daily life?  It seems that I can get very, very focused on Jesus at certain times in my life, and, even certain times of the day, yet not everyday.  But if you were to ask me what I was thinking about at nearly any given moment during my waking hours, I would have to respond with some descriptive explanation of work.

I know this is a topic that only I struggle with and I should be happy that my work is my vice and not drugs or alcohol or pornography.  Justification, however, gets me no where because one sin is no more damning than another. 

"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree will be recognized by its fruit."  Matt 12:33

I ask for forgiveness today, Lord, for my lack of strength in keeping you the focus and center of my life.  Forgive me Lord for the dishonesty I have presented to those around me in an attempt to have more time to myself.  I am a selfish man, Lord, and I pray once again to have mercy on me.

1 comment:

  1. As I sit here this morning putting the final touches on God's message for tomorrow, what you are talking about is an affirmation of that message. 1 Peter 1, describes the living hope that each person can have because of the resuurection of CHrist...that it is an everlasting and eternal, as well as a present living hope. This hope can really become expereince by becoming holy (vv. 13-23). It requires action on our part so God can do His. In a more practical manner, it requires each of us to be active in being a disciple with others who are also active in being disciples, not just being a CHristian. May I suggest each morning, as you wake up, pray as Jabez prayed, Bless me indeed, expand my borders, and keep me from harm, please Lord give me an oppportunity to talk to someone about life and maybe even about you. Amen