March’s focus this month is getting rid of our bad habits and replacing them with good habits that are pleasing to the Lord and bring him glory and honor. What better way to do this than to seek His wisdom and His will for our lives?
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:15-17.
There are several reasons why walking in wisdom is very important. First of all, God has a plan for our lives. He made us for a purpose. God reveals this plan through His Word (Col 1:9-10), the Holy Spirits work in our hearts and minds (Col 3:15), and through the circumstances that God allows us to go through (Romans 8:28).
Secondly, God has given us a mind and He intended for us to use it! Discovering God’s will for our lives is rewarding. It involves gathering facts, examining them, weighing the options and praying for wisdom. We discover His will as God starts transforming our minds and that transformation starts at conversion. The transformation continues as we study His Word, pray, meditate on Scripture, worship God and give Him thanks for everything. Our mind is transformed as we spend time getting to know the Savior!
Thirdly, the “days are evil” and our time on earth is short. It is foolish of us to waste our time away pursuing our own agendas when God’s has given us a greater agenda! How foolish of us to waste opportunities to lead the lost to Christ. We are not promised another day, another hour, or even another minute. We should remember the Latin saying “Carpe Diem!” It means “Seize the day!” We should live for the moment and enjoy the present as we search out His will for our lives so we may bring glory and honor to Him!
If we leave the Christian life to chance we are walking carelessly without proper guidance and forethought. Instead we should purposely seek His will with our whole being. To not do so would be like walking around as a vagabond wandering to and fro with no purpose or direction. May we seek His will for our lives and encourage one another in the Lord.
Dear Jesus, I am searching Your heart today. What specific tasks do you want me to accomplish for You today that will bring You glory and honor? Lord, I do not want to be as a vagabond wandering aimlessly through life but a soldier for Your army fulfilling Your purposes. Lord, here I am. Use me!