Christianity is a daily pledge that we make to follow Christ. Like so many things, we have to concentrate on one day at a time. Decisions are made daily that will either help strengthen us in God's service or hinder us. Consider what the Bible says about daily living:
1. Daily Blessings: -- We often take for granted the blessings that we receive every day from the hand of God. Yet it is He "Who daily loads us with benefits" (Psa. 68:19). With all that He has done for us let us have the attitude and actions of David: "Every day I will bless Thee, and I will praise Thy name forever and ever" (Psa. 145:2). Solomon also wrote: "...daily He shall be praised" (Psa. 72:15).
2. Daily Commitment: -- Just as we are renewed in the morning after a good nights rest, so should our commitment to serve the Lord be renewed daily. Isaiah recorded: "...they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways..." (Isa. 58:2). Jesus said: "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me" (Lk. 9:23). Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matt. 6:34) so let's commit to serving Him daily.
3. Daily Teaching: -- Jesus taught daily in the temple (Lk. 19: 47). The first century Christians were also involved in teaching on a daily basis. "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ" (Acts 5:42). This serves as an excellent example for us. Are we looking for daily opportunities to teach and preach Jesus?
4. Daily Study: -- Can it be said of us that we open up God's Word daily to learn how we can better serve Him? The Bereans were complemented in Acts 17:11 because they searched the Scriptures daily. Are we as eager as the Bereans for a better knowledge of the truth?
5. Daily Encouragement: -- There si nothing like being encouraged in our efforts to live the Christian life. We live in a society tody that is so fast paced. It is difficult to encourage one another on a regular basis. Yet the writer of Hebrews tells us that daily encouragement will help keep us from falling away. He said: "But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called today, lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin" (Heb. 3:13). Let us continually "consider one another in ourder to stir up love and good works" (Heb. 10:24).
6, Daily Church Growth: -- It is humbling when we read about how rapidly the
church grew in the first century. When the church was established in Acts 2,
3,000 people were baptized into Christ. Acts 2:47 tells us that "the Lord
added to the church daily those who were being saved." As the church continued
to multiply, the inspired record says: "the churches were strengthened
in the faith, and increased in number daily" (Acts 16:5). Are you doing
your part to increase the borders of the kingdom?
By Shane Williams via Exhortation, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 2012
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