Thank You for helping me apply discipline to my life today.
When we pray, God answers and speaks to us. When we read His word, God gives us the instructions we need to live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, we can get so wrapped up in our day-to-day routines that we neglect the very disciplines needed to grow daily in our relationship with God. God wants us to say “no” to the wrong things so that we can position ourselves to experience the great things God has in store. In what areas do we need to be more disciplined today? Maybe it’s turning off the T.V. so we can spend time reading His word and praying. Maybe it’s getting to work on time so we can position ourselves well in the eyes of our employer. Maybe it’s making safe and healthy choices about our bodies. Maybe it’s staying home instead of going out to the places we know could be harmful to us.
God, I confess to You that I have not always been disciplined. I thank You for the grace and mercy that You give to me, even when I fall short. Help me today to make better decisions. Help me to say “no” in my weak moments. Stir up in me a passion for Your Word. Help me to grow deeper in my relationship with You. Give me the desire to pursue You more than the things that only satisfy me temporarily. God, as we build our families through adoption and grow and strengthen our families after homecoming give us the discipline to love fully when it's hard and seek our children just as you seek us. I love You and I ask this In Jesus’ name, Amen!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27