Month: February 2018

My Plank

Scripture: Matthew 7: 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

Observation: Lately I’ve been doing this more, looking at the faults of others and ignoring mine. It’s most likely if I focus on others I feel better about myself and then I don’t have to change, just everyone else.

Application: Realize the only person I can change is me. I don’t have to focus on my faults, but what God asks of me. If I can become the man God calls me to be I can be an influence to others and help guide them to Christ, my example. If I stop looking at the faults of others it will be easier to love them and I will have more time focusing on living my life right.

Prayer: Dear Lord give me a kinder heart so I may please you. May I look at others with love as you do and look at ways to become more like You in my life.

Don’t Worry

Scripture: Matthew 6: [34] Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Observation: I spend so much time worrying about what might happen, I don’t enjoy the present. Today was Easter service at the beach. I was running around worrying and complaining about things I almost missed the full moon glistening on the ocean, the people surrounding me and most important why I was there. I’m writing this worrying about next week.

Application: Trust in the Lord with all my heat, I need to make plans and preparations, but the rest is up to God. If I walk in His ways He will guide me through each day. Worrying takes me away from living the life that honors God.

Prayer: Dear Lord you are my Rock, my salvation and my friend. Take my eyes off my worries and place them on You.