Our relationship with God should be like our everyday relationships with our friends and family here on earth. We should treat him like the loving father he is, there to listen and there to attend to whatever needs we may have.
1 John 5:14 says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”
God hears us whether we hear his answer or not. I encourage you to start your day by asking him these three simple questions!
- How can I follow your will today?
What’s on your agenda for the day may not be the same as God’s agenda. Instead of starting your day by praying for this or that, simply surrender your day to God and let Him control your plans.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
When our day begins by submitting ourselves to the Lord, God will reveal his perfect plans to us throughout each day. Trust him, and amazing things will come your way.
- How can I be a witness to others today?
Witnessing to others is one of the most important things to do as a Christian. If we don’t show anyone the love of Christ by the way we talk, act, and think, how will they get to see and hear about how God can impact their life?
1 Peter 3:15 says, “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.”
Not only do we have to witness to others, but we have to be ready to explain why we are the way we are and why we do the things we do. If we can’t back up our actions, what’s the point at the end of the day?
It could be as simple as lending a hand to someone that needs one or showing kindness to someone who doesn’t necessarily deserve it. Be the light that Jesus was and is for so many people. Be a walking example of what it looks like to live for Christ.
- How can I be the person you want me to be today?
Like I’ve mentioned time and time again, God has a plan for each and every day of your life. Ask him how you can be who he so perfectly created you to be!
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
I love how he words that: “the good things he planned for us long ago.” That gives us the reassurance we need to know that we really can be the person God has always created us to be.
Tomorrow morning and the mornings after, ask yourself these three questions. Watch both your day and your relationship with God get better and better as you do so!