“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
Memory Verse: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”James 1:22
Our lives can sometimes be pretty repetitive and interestingly and for someone like myself, I never see it as boring loving a structured life but because we are all wired differently someone else may think doing the same thing every day means their life is boring. A typical day in the life of some people will be to wake up, go to work, come back home and some will quickly say I do a whole lot of other things during my day but in essence there are still some things which are basic but non-negotiable.
Because of those regular repetitive things, we do, we can quickly become known and even tagged names relating to what we do. For someone who regularly goes to the gym, you will be tagged a fit-fam, for someone regularly in an eatery, the world will call you a foodie and for someone who is always engaged in church activities, you will be called Pastor without even being one. People in the bible were also known for what they did. For example, David was known for always praising God, Paul was known for preaching the gospel and Jesus was known for always teaching and praying.
Interestingly what we do daily is capable of shaping our lives and attracting people to our lives. When we look through the life of Jesus, we will notice that His disciples were observing His life and most times, Jesus always seek opportunities to speak to His father and so they often saw Him take time out to pray despite busy schedules. It was soon obvious that Jesus loved praying. His disciples became interested in prayers and asked to be taught how to pray too, Luke 11:1-13.
What do people see you doing often and what are you known for? What you do often will draw people close to you and pull some people away from you but more often, you will be surrounded by like minds if you have more behavioral stability. Following Jesus is a decision that can be made in a minute but remaining with Him is a choice based on how we live our daily lives. A Christian that’s not actively praying, studying the word or fellowshipping with other believers is more likely more engaged in other things that occupies their time.
God cannot be mocked, doing things contrary to the will of God cannot be for His glory. When we spend majority of our time doing our own business then we are after self-glorification and working towards building treasures on earth not in heaven Matthew6:19-20.
Staying connected to God means doing thing that glorify His name in every way possible and not just a onetime thing, but each and every day of our lives.
- Father I thank you for another glorious week, thank you for your hands of favor
- I surrender all to you Lord, help me to serve you diligently and to be known for great things relating to your kingdom
- Forgive me of my shortcomings o Lord and help me to live above sin
- Receive my sacrifice of praise for in Jesus mighty name I pray, AMEN.