We will never get back yesterday or–even five minutes ago; and we do ourselves a great disservice if we don’t ask if our plans for TODAY are of such excellence that they merit the gift of life we’ve been given in Christ. In order to capitalize on the extraordinary plans God has for us, we should pray for God to guide us in all that we do. 

Paul the Apostle prayed this for the Philippians,  “that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:9-11‬)

Because God created us for His glory, our most excellent blessings are found living for His glory.

The genius of this prayer is that it contemplates Christians being filled with the “fruit of righteousness” as we walk out the life God has given us. Both our profession and our circumstances present us with fresh opportunities to live for God’s glory. Thus, I can live for God’s glory as an attorney, my daughter can do it as a nurse, my son can do it in the U.S. Army—because glorifying God isn’t restricted to missionaries and preachers. We can also live for God’s glory in any circumstances…flat on our back in the hospital, deployed to Iran, or, in jail on trumped up charges—like Paul was when he wrote the book of Philippians!

As we contemplate the day before us, have we prayed and made plans to glorify God?

Have we prayed for guidance from God for how to glorify Him, or are we limiting our petitions to our physical needs? When I pray for guidance to live for God’s glory, sometimes it changes my plans for the day, and sometimes it just changes the way I execute the plans I’ve already made. God’s way; not mine. Why? God is brilliant. I am not. Then, God gets the credit for the excellence of my life.

When we pray for God’s guidance to live for His glory, He gives our accomplishments eternal significance. God has blessings of excellence planned for us today. When we seek Him; we find them.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing.” (Ephesians 1:3‬)

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