There are a lot of things to be considered in your daily life. But when you have a specific target in which to perform your daily tasks, you can achieve an effective result. Both beneficial for yourself and for others as well.
Your list can go down as many as you want, but i have my own here to help you generate it. All of it has its Biblical origin and can be an aid in your spiritual and mental progression.
So let’s start.
(1 Peter 4:7, Matthew 21:22, Matthew 7:7)
Prayer is an example which Christ Himself performed daily while He was here on Earth for over 2,000 years ago. He prayed to the Father before taking any great action in the course of His mission in the saving of souls. He is sinless in his stay in this world, yet He prays constantly. How much more are we, mere mortals with a sinful nature infixed since the fall in Eden, ought to pray to God? We must first seek Christ above any other chase of activity daily.
Above any other this must be the first in the list. Without this, no communion with the Savior will be launched, no consecrated activity done.
2. Personal Devotion
(2 Timothy 2:15)
Now, prayer is not enough without digesting healthful spiritual food from the Bible. It is wise enough for you to continue a study of a certain topic in the Bible, contemplate from it, and pray for it to have it performed and fulfilled in your life.
3. Be Happy
Yes, a merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
Smiling is one of the physical signs of a happy person. Smiling does releases endorphin, the happy hormone. It will relieve you from stress and gives you a surge of energy. Being happy then will bestow a fresh and energetic start everyday.
Why don’t you give a smile for that? 🙂
4. Define Your Purpose
Your purpose in life might be too broad yet can be summarized by using this single verse. But in the scope of this post, we are talking about your daily purpose.
With this wider aim on Romans 12 serving as our foundation, defining our specific intention must be within its range. You must have a goal to look forward to, to keep yourself going. Without a goal, you will be direction-less swerving into the tides of uncertainty and crushing into the rocks of failure. So never let your eyes detach from it.
If you believe that you can do your purpose, then you’re halfway there.
5. Be Grateful
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
To find everything as a blessing is very difficult, it requires a mindset that must eliminate all bitterness in everything. Make your thankfulness be as specific and as deep down into the smallest blessing that you can notice around you and within you. Yes, as small as being given a space for parking, seat in your class, time with your siblings, a simple hello from a colleague, and so on. Don’t just settle to be grateful in huge events and happenings. Those little things are what really builds the blocks of a happy and satisfying life.
If happiness relieves your anxiety, gratefulness gives a glee into the recipient.
6. Work With Excellence
( 2 Corinthians 8:7, Philippians 1:9-10, Philippians 4:8)
Christians might be viewed as a group of people who excel in their spiritual life…only. But what the world are preconceiving is not what really happening. Most of the Christians are excellent in the field in which they are engaged; Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Education, Programming, Social Science, Accounting, And a lot more. It is your duty to be excellent too!
If your teacher has a higher level of educational completion, do you trust him more than those who attain of a much lower expertise than him? Most of the time, yes.
So the higher your achievements are, the broader will be your grasp of the souls to be ministered upon and the more trusted are your words will be.
So in everything you do, do it with excellence!
7. Be Honest
(1 Peter 2:12, Philippians 4:8)
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. ~Edgar J. Mohn
Although lying sometimes keeps us away from situations we don’t want ourselves to be cornered with, honesty do bring us to the most distant place and time possible to man. Although how slow and tiring it is in achieving such success, honesty can bring us there.
If we would practice in using it in our daily lives, we would then be confident in all of our dealings with life. There will be no fear and insecurity circling around us. We would live comfortably and work systematically. No lives will be hassled.
A saying says:
Be honest even if others are not.
Be honest even if others will not.
Be honest even if others cannot.
(Acts 17:30, Revelation 3:19)
If we would repent, there is a renewal of spiritual vigor within us. There is a satisfaction once greatly admired, now obtained.
By repenting in our mistakes, we can regain the trust of others whom we associate and work with. Also repentance will lead us into confession and forgiveness. These two will then be the final recipes of our daily routine of things to be done before each sunset.
9. Confess Your Sins
(James 5:16, 1 John 1:9)
Confession will heal us. Most of the time, of emotional disputes between our friends and family members.
It will help us release our hidden hatred and every form of sin to the person that we are in a cold oppugn. Confession of sins binds each others emotional thread and in most cases leads to forgiveness. That is why confession is important to be daily practiced.
(Ephesians 4:26, Matthew 6:14, 1 John 1:9)
In Christ’s example while he was on Calvary, he forgave all the malefactors that had done wrong to Him. He never hated them.
Look at your own selves, how do you treat each circumstance in your life where a person sinned against you and never asked for forgiveness? Or if he does not confess his sin whole heartedly, would you still forgive him or do you demand for a much more heart felt confession and forgiveness? If your answer is yes, then think again.
Based on the verses above about forgiveness, you must not let the sun go down with your wrath still inside you. You must not also forgive only those who are worthy but also to those who are rude and never offers forgiveness.
We must always forgive so that our Father in heaven will also forgive us.
Of all the steps above, when this last part is lacking, there will be no mediation and reconciliation declared between you and God. In that way, there will also be no assurance of salvation in your part.
Salvation is a daily search. Forgiveness is a daily act. Obedience is a daily routine. Only in that is where grace received.
When there is grace in your life, then there is Christ abides in you.
Your daily life then is well lived in the eyes of both men and God.
God bless. 🙂