With great pride and pleasure, I am taking the next six days mostly off from my contentious commentary because I do not want to take away from the Daily Devotion, which has been penned by my amazing wife. So without further ado, enjoy!
10Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a people pleaser. Always wanting to be accepted and to fit in and worrying and wondering about other people’s thoughts and opinions of me. I can honestly say that this plagued my life right up until last year. You see, it wasn’t until last year that it finally clicked that it doesn’t matter what other people think. Pleasing them is not, and should not, be my goal in life. My goal in life should be to please God. If I am pleasing and serving God, then my relationships with others will fall into place (I have seen it happen in my life). I don’t need to fit in. I need to stand out as a follower of Jesus.
The people of this world do not determine our destiny. Our Lord and Savior does. We devote too much time to staying current with the latest trends to impress others. We should be spending that time in His word, building a relationship with God. Who are you serving? God or people?
Reading plan: Galatians 1
Deeper reading plan: Ecclesiastes 1, 2, 3
Prayer and meditation: Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.
Fitness challenge: we’re going to put in a fourth week of this circuit. 3 rounds of 25 reps each. And for that handstand wall-walk, let’s stay at ten reps! Get those shoulders strong!
- Hand-release push-up
- Single Leg Glute Bridge (25 each leg)
- Jumping Sumo Squats
- Handstand Wall Walk (up and down is one rep)x10
- Frozen V sit (hold each set for ten seconds)
- Reverse lunge with leg raise (25 each leg)