Last night as I was saying my prayers, thanking God for the good day I had yesterday, I stopped to really think about why my day had been good. What I realized, unfortunately, is that too often I base my decision about whether or not it's been a good day on the things that happen to me. Have I had fun? Have I gotten/bought something fun? Was I able to have enough free time for me?
This made me sad. Because if I call myself a Christian, and I do, I should no longer be living for me but for God. So my basis for a good day should be more like this:
Have I pleased God today? Have I been obedient to Him? Have I shared His love with someone else? Have I spent time with Him, praised Him, read His Word? Have I used the talents, gifts, and finances He's given me in a way that pleases Him?
I have decided that this will be a goal for me this year, to reorient my thinking to be less me-centered and more God-centered. I want to make each day a good day because I am living my life for Him and in Him.
Will you join me?