BIBLE READING: Titus 3: 12 - 15 12 I am planning to send either Artemas or Tychicus to you. As soon as one of them arrives, do your best to meet me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to stay there for the winter. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos with their trip. See that they are given everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive. 15 Everybody here sends greetings. Please give my greetings to the believers—all who love us. May God’s grace be with you all.
What does this passage mean to you?
BLOG: It's Sunday afternoon, and your thinking about your week. The weekend was lovely but like all good things ...
Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.
So how are you going to prepare your week? What are you doing to make it better? Here are a few things that I do to that you might want to try.
Plan your week. I sit down and make a list, like everyone else, of what is going to happen on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and so on. Now, do I get everything done on my list? Not usually, but I do get a lot done. To those who are saying, "I can't do that, my life is too hectic!" Now you know why.
Change your attitude. Every morning I tell myself, I will be positive and grateful. These qualities do not come naturally to any of us. We must choose to do so. Some days I get it right, and we will not talk about the others. But I would hate to see what I would be like if I didn't do this.
Welcome interruptions. I'm not talking about the time stealers like the "ding" on your cell phone or computer (Hint: Turn them off - I did, and my life got better!). I'm talking about those moments when God sends someone to you. Those opportunities to bless someone and be the Gospel. Don't get upset about it - if God is God, then He is the God of your time too.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, lead me to be the best I can be for You this week. AMEN.