March 25 Everyday Opportunities

Scripture reading: Psalm 61:1–8

Key verse: Ephesians 2:10

We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

The Holy Spirit is always at work in your life, conforming you to the image of Christ; that’s called sanctification. And though you do not enhance this development through self-effort, God wants you to pay close attention to what He’s doing, even asking Him specifically to show you the aspects of His activity.

His goals for you are not mysterious; God is not trying to hide His plans for you. When you ask Him to give you direction, whether it’s for coping with daily activities or for grasping His larger vision, He will give you the guidance you request (James 1:5).

All of us have sin habits and negative behaviors that aren’t readily apparent to us. God may use the words of friends to point out such problem areas to you, as painful as that may be. Or He may choose to quietly convict your heart without outside assistance. Either way, He’ll let you know what He wants to change next.

Did you know that God has already planned spiritual activities for you (Eph. 2:10)? Ask Him to open your eyes to everyday opportunities to demonstrate His love to others. He’ll even give you creative ideas for ministry. Remember, all of His riches are yours for the asking.

Dear Lord, as I wait in Your presence today, show me where I need to change. Open my eyes to everyday opportunities to demonstrate Your love to others.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 88). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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