You know what that means? A fresh workweek. A new start to better habits and better living. It’s your weekly opportunity to instill fresh thoughts and rid yourself of poor attitudes. It’s time to infuse your life with some”yes I can’s'” and lay down some ‘no I cant’s.”
On this Monday, let’s learn a short and powerful acrostic that can get you headed in a God direction and great day!
- S = Scripture. Read the following Scripture and then handwrite it on something you are forced to see throughout your day. I’ll be using a page next to my prioritized task list. That way I see it dozens of times throughout my day.
James 1:5-6 “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.”
- O = Observation. Look at the verses you wrote out. Write 2 observations. What stands out to you? What do you learn about the character of God from these verses? Is there a promise, command or teaching? All Scripture is designed for you. God has a purpose in this text for you. It’s not hidden. It’s in plain sight. WRITE YOUR 2 OBSERVATIONS DOWN!
- A = Application. Personalize the verses. What is God saying to you? How can you apply them to your life? Are there any changes you need to make or an action to take as you apply these two verses TODAY? If so, what are the changes? WRITE THEM DOWN!
- K = Kneeling. This can be literal if you are in a place of quietude, but for many, it is figurative. It is designed to remind us that are to bend our knees and be in awe of the Divine. It is a reminder that He is God, and we are not. It is the “posture of prayer”. When we are in the “posture of prayer, ” we are humbled by the fact that the Divine has allowed us to enter into His presence and granted us access to His peace, power, and mercy. When we “kneel, ” we are acknowledging our need to speak with our Creator.
To lighten up.