Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Way Of Life

"We are created for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life." (Ephesians 2:10 NRSV)

What's my "way of life"? That's what I asked myself when I read this verse.

I can't say that "good works"--doing good to and for others--is my norm. Even today, I found myself showing impatience to my family and voicing
sharp comments to my wife.

Here's the kicker...we're on vacation! You'd think that time away from the busy-ness and stress of work would help me throttle back and be able to live out a more "good works" way of life. But I struggle with this everyday.

That's why it's so very important for me to connect with God on a daily basis...I need His empowering, His correction, His direction to live this way. More than anything, I need Him to show me His way so that I can change course when necessary.

If I'm not careful, "my" way of life impedes what God desires.