This is part 2 of the previous blog post entitled Teach Me Lord To Know Your Ways. Today we are talking about the next phase of knowing Gods will in your life and that is to begin to live by that word. As we begin the process of spiritual growth and awakening by diving into the word, reading, praying and asking for guidance. We then must take the next step in the process and that is to begin to use that information to shape the way we think, act, behave, react, and respond to people, life and its challenges. As humans we have restrictions and limitations that come from areas of weakness, self doubt and Pity.
God is perfect and wants us to live the best life we can as he feeds us his love, mercy and grace. My wife loves lighthouses and I wrote a piece back a year or so ago about how a lighthouse is a beacon of light and hope for the world. By beginning to live by the word we open ourselves to the many blessings and power that God bestows upon us. If your working the process in your spiritual life I am writing about then you are now doing two very important parts of the process of spiritual growth and change. You are seeking his guidance and trying to use that guidance to live by.
As a teacher, coach and family man I am called to serve the students, community and my family with the best principles I can. I am expected to fulfill the honor of helping to show young people that living a good life, being honorable, trustworthy, loving, compassionate, kind and forgiving is a good way to live. We can all become a shining beacon of light for our students, family, co-workers, community and friends. Let your light shine by seeking Gods grace and mercy. Let your light shine by diving into his word and then living it the best you can. Go live your best life and help others live theirs and that will grow you and all those around you.
“To teach you that man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” Deuteronomy 8:3