God is telling us how to come into His presence and what is acceptable to Him. AS WE WALK WITH GOD EACH DAY, HE WANTS US TO BE SERVANT LEADERS, HONORING HIM IN EVERYTHING WE DO. Our decisions need to be based on what is right in God’s eyes, following the examples of His Son, Jesus. We should be asking “What would God have us do in each situation?”
God wants us to have a heart of compassion for others, treating others as Jesus did. Our FOCUS NEEDS to be on God’s GREAT LOVE for us and the expectation that we share His love with others, in all we do. Peter wrote, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)
God wants us to WALK EACH DAY WITH HIM in an INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP that would GUIDE our thoughts and actions. Our faith should grow stronger through the knowledge and experiences that we gain through our daily walk with Him. It is important to do all these things with a humble heart, THANKING GOD EACH DAY for His love, mercy and grace.
Dear Father God, THANK YOU for loving us and being Someone who WALKS WITH US EACH DAY! Help us to do what is right and FOCUS on the needs of others. Be near to us, dear Lord Jesus and guide our thoughts and actions. Help us to have a heart of compassion and humility so that we honor You in all we do. Amen
(from William Worley, Superintendent of Scools, Cocalico School District, Pennsylvania)