Monday, November 19
9 For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, 10 so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.
Fruitful in every good work? Sounds easy enough right? Sometimes we look at any type of work and do the least amount possible just to get by. Pauls simple response to this is is to pray. Pray for knowledge, wisdom, and most of all the strength with all power according to His will. Then when we begin to see the fruit of the good works be reminded to give thanks to the Lord who has enabled you.
Have you ever been proud of something you’ve accomplished and gotten to the point where you think it was by your own doing? I know I have, but we cannot forget the fact that if it weren’t for the power and the Holy Spirit inside of us we would be virtually useless. Remind yourself of the goodness of God that has empowered you on the good works happening in your life.
Father forgive me for ever thinking I’ve gotten to where I am in my life by my own works. I acknowledge your goodness and grace that equips me with the power to produce good works. I pray for knowledge and wisdom to fulfill your purpose in my life.
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.