Psalm 34:15 (NIV) The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; 16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.
Oswald Chambers, the author of the Christian classic devotional text My Utmost for His Highest, advised, “Never support an experience which does not have God as its source, and faith in God as its result.” These words serve as a powerful reminder that, as people of God, we are called to walk with God and obey His commandments. But, we live in a world that presents us with countless temptations to stray far from God’s path.
Each new day presents countless opportunities to put God in the middle of it all, or not. When we honor Him by living according to His commandments, we build for ourselves the abundance and peace that the Lord promises. But, when we concern ourselves more with pleasing others than with pleasing our Creator, we bring needless suffering upon ourselves and our families. Here is a formula that is proven and true: Seek God’s approval in every aspect of your life. Does this sound too simple? Perhaps it is simple, but it is also the only way to reap the marvelous riches that God has in store for you.
So today, take every step of your journey with God as your traveling companion. Support seriously those activities that further God’s kingdom and your spiritual development. Be an example of righteous living to your friends, to your neighbors, and to your children. Then, reap the blessings that God has promised to all those who live according to His will and His Word.
Quote D.L. Moody “If we have the true love of God in our hearts, we will show it in our lives. We will not have to go up and down the earth proclaiming it. We will show it in everything we say or do.”