I attached this note to my mirror years ago to help me focus me on what is important each day. Since then, this reminder evolved into a prayer. The words are simple, but yet profound.
God show me:
- What to think– So much of what we say and do begins as a thought. Philippians 4:8 tells us, Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise (NLT).
- What to say- If you are like most of us, we’ve either said the wrong thing, or said the right thing at the wrong time. Ephesians 4:29 tells us, Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen (NIV).
- What to do- As busy people we make dozens of decisions a day—everything from choosing a career to finding a daycare. Jeremiah 33:3 tells us, Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know (NASB).
- Where to go- We might know where we are going today, but what about next week, or next month, or a year from now? Psalm 25:4 tells us, Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow (NLT).
Speaking these words, “Show me what to think, say, do, and where to go,” may be simple but if we really listen to how God responds, we’ve just prayed a life-changing prayer.
Be blessed today! SHINE ON!
Debbie is a published author, national speaker and workshop presenter, co-founder of Shine! Ministries and a partner with the Polished Conference L.L.C. She has taught in higher education for more than 30 years. Debbie has an online Bible study page on Facebook, teaches Bible study in her church, and blogs at Living Life Together. Debbie has written Shine! Radiating the Love of God, a Bible study designed exclusively for young women ages 13-18. Additionally, she has articles in the Divine Moments series and is a quarterly contributor to Refined Magazine. All books are available at grace-publishing.com. She would love to speak at your next women’s event, teen event, or at the college where she brings an inspirational message to teachers in training called, “A Christian Perspective for an Inspirational Classroom.” Debbie is married and has three adult children. She travels from Asheville, NC. Visit her website at www.debbiepresnell.com, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her page on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/shineministriesnc/