13. Pray for those waiting with you while stuck in traffic.
14. Keep a running to-do list to help you focus throughout your day.
15. Serve your family in a unique way.
16. Study one biblical concept today instead of watching a TV show.
17. Fold laundry or other shores while phoning a friend just to say, "Hi."
18. When you get frustrated, thank God for His amazing patience, kindness, gentleness and so on until your frustration improves.
19. Write a note of encouragement for someone.
20. Make extra dessert, bread, or other food and take it to a neighbor.
21. During your shower, think about the Bible passage you read this morning.
22. Take the stairs and hand a tract to anyone you meet in the stairwell.
23. Thank God for 10 things while you brush your teeth.
24. Meditate on Scripture as you go to sleep.
1. Pray at stoplights.
2. If you realize any entertainment it is not honoring God: stop.
3. Take a walk and praise God for the health and strength to do that.
5. Read when riding in the car, and
6. Listen to Bible (or sermons) while driving.
7. Thank someone for doing a good job.
8. Spend one less hour on the internet or other entertainment.
9. Eat with your family (and no phones).
10. Tape verses to your bathroom mirror.
11. If you can, do something outside instead of inside today.
12. Do one especially nice thing for a stranger.
You got to die to live.
You to lay down to run.
Surrender to find victory.
And lose to gain eternity.
That's what Jesus says.
That's what I have to do.
You got to put down to pick up.
You got to deny self to acknowledge truth.
Follow better to lead well.
Submit to find freedom.
That's what Jesus says.
That's what I will do.
You got to serve to succeed.
You got to be humble to gain approval.
Play the fool to be wise.
Accept weakness to put on strength.
That's what our Savior says.
That's what His servants do.
I was out running. Pounding the sand, and watching the wind wipe away any evidence I'd ever been there.
Footprints. Paw prints. Lizard trails. The desert reclaims them all. Given enough time, the desert hides ruins of civilizations, fills in ravines, and reroutes rivers. The sands of time always win. Almost.
In heaven, there are things that outlast the sands of time. God's glory and kingdom. The souls of mankind. Our relationship with God. Our labors of love and service.
And I wonder, are we investing our lives in those things?
Are we spending our lives on things that will matter forever?
Are we playing outside the sandbox?
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.