Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ephesians 5:10-14

10 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; 13 but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, "Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Questions to consider:
  • What kinds of things do you think are pleasing to the Lord?
  • What are the works of darkness?
  • Are there things in your life that need to be exposed?
Possibilities for prayer:

Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.

Do you feel like you follow this advice? Are your days spent seeking what thoughts, actions, motivations are pleasing to God? Today, take some time to do just that. Ask God what things are pleasing to him. Have a conversation with God about the things you want to do (or not do) in order to please God, and listen to hear what God might have to say. Ask for perseverance to make this charge something on which you are able to follow through.