Monday, November 2, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

He has shown you, O man, what is good,
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

Thoughts on today’s verse…

A speech teacher once assigned her students to give a one sentence speech, entitled “What I Would Like for My Tombstone to Read.” The class told her later that this assignment was one of the most challenging assignments they had ever received. In virtually every case, the students saw a great discrepancy between the way they lived their lives and the way they desired their lives to be perceived by others.

Then again, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to “turn over a new leaf.” We greet a new year with a vow or determination to “do better” in a certain area of our lives. But very rarely do we give diligent thought to what we consider the highest and noblest pursuits in life.

Today, give some thought to what you hold to be the characteristics of a respected life. What do you aspire to in your own character? Write them down. As you identify these traits, you can then see more clearly how you desire to live your life and what must change in order to live up to your ideals.

My prayer…

Oh Lord, my God… hear my prayer this day. Father, help me to define character and the traits I desire to live out in my life. What are those things I desire other people (and especially my own family) remember about me? May I remember too, that the true marks of character are not so much what others observe you doing, as those things you do when you believe others are not watching. In Jesus’ name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we’re His,

Tamara