Friday, September 14
The Daily5 is a simple guide for daily time with God. Five activities for five minutes each. Start with the short devotional below, then pick four more activities from the listed options. It's ok if you can only do three or four activities! Commit each day to complete at least one of the five.
1 John 3:4-10
4 Everyone who commits sin practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he was revealed so that he might take away sins, and there is no sin in him. 6 Everyone who remains in him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen him or known him.
7 Children, let no one deceive you. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8 The one who commits sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the devil’s works. 9 Everyone who has been born of God does not sin, because his seed remains in him; he is not able to sin, because he has been born of God. 10 This is how God’s children and the devil’s children become obvious. Whoever does not do what is right is not of God, especially the one who does not love his brother or sister.
Believing what He says about us shows up in the way we live. We demonstrate we know Christ by loving others and obeying Him. When there are inconsistencies in the way we live, we have a sense of fear. We instinctively know we are not following Jesus faithfully, yet we still claim to be following Him. When this happens a charge of hypocrisy hits our minds. It is true that we are following Jesus or following the devil. What a clarifying reality!
Father I want to follow You faithfully and live a consistent life as a follower of Jesus. Show me the seriousness of doing otherwise.
How have you seen inconsistency come out in you in the last several days or weeks? What changes need to be made?
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.
- Encourage Somebody.