His Strength in Me

As explained in Proverbs 11, righteousness is manifested in everyday life with qualities like integrity, hope, tact, kindness, and generosity. On the other hand, wickedness is manifested with negative traits such as dishonesty, despair, rudeness, heartlessness, and greed.

The life of Christ demonstrates the qualities of righteousness so we are given a perfect model to follow. We are not able to be perfect like Jesus but we can ask for His guidance to help be the best we can be. We cannot control all things but we can pray, ask for direction, and have faith that God is in control.

Our strength is not in being like everyone else but it is in being who we are; a precious child of God. He is with us and His Spirit lives in us. Because of this fact, we have unlimited potential since He has unlimited potential and it is up to us to realize how He can use our potential for His purposes.

There may be a proverb in this passage that is related to your daily living. For example, Proverbs 27 says the following:

“Whoever seeks good finds favor,
But evil comes to one who searches for it. 

Take a look at your daily living as a way to monitor habits in order to take actions using one or more of the positive qualities learned in today’s passage to steer away from mediocrity into excellence. The aim should be to analyze your activities and in so doing, discover your strengths.

This day with You Lord, we come to You in prayer which is our greatest power because we are speaking to the ONE who already has the answer. We ask for Your help today as we strive to be Your hands and feet in a struggling world. We know that You will take care of our own needs if we sow a seed to help someone else in their need. In Jesus name. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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