Sunday Reflection: One Day at a Time
To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.
The Bible gives clear rules for some situations, but for others, we may not know how to proceed. Perhaps you’re unsure whether to look for a new job or pursue a certain friendship, or maybe you can’t tell if a desire is selfish or good.
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said to start by giving God top priority: “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all [that you need] will be provided to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself” (Matt. 6:33-34). We need not fret about basic necessities—or anything else (Phil. 4:6). And that includes decision-making.
When we’re not sure what to do in a certain situation, Jesus’ words become our compass: Narrow your lens to this day, and moment by moment seek His kingdom and His righteousness. What that looks like may vary from one day to the next, but when we choose to honor Christ by making the next best decision, we leave room for the Holy Spirit to guide our heart.
Think about it
• Is there something you need to begin seeing through a narrower lens? How might a moment-by-moment perspective be beneficial in that situation?
Bible in One Year: Ecclesiastes 5-8
In Touch Daily Devotional 18 July 2021 Message. Dr. Charles F. Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.