Your Morning Coffee 10/15/2022
Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father call us to carefully consider his will for, in, and through our lives. Father, we need your will to guide and direct us in our attitudes, our motivations, our thoughts, our words, and our actions. Help us to listen carefully for the gentle guiding of the Spirit within us, and to do what we are told. In the name of Jesus, may we run eagerly to obey your will, and to actively forget our excuses.
Your Morning Song: "The Walk" by Steven Curtis Chapman
Your Morning Scripture: Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
One of my most favorite and least favorite things about God is the way he treats our excuses. Whatever God commands us to do he always makes us able to do. He likes to make sure that we have no excuses not to obey him.
On one hand, how wonderfully loving and gracious God is!
On the other... sometimes it would be nice to just do life how I want, when I want, and be able to say, "sorry God. I know you wanted me to live differently, but, you know, excuses and such."
Do we think, speak, and act justly? Do we love mercy so much that we are eager to show it to others? Do we walk with God according to his will? Or are we like an angry child, whining and shouting at their parent, "no! I want to go that way!"
Are you willing to allow God to direct and guide your day-to-day life? Do your daily habits reflect his desires? Or yours?
Church. God has made himself clear. Do justice in your everyday life. Love mercy in your everyday life. And walk humbly with God in your everyday life, on his terms, not yours.
And what he commands in this way he makes us able to obey by the Spirit, he who dwells with us.
May we be a people who seek out the guidance and discernment of the Spirit so that we might know God's will clearly in all things, and, lacking any excuses, obey his clearly defined will in all things.