Day 6: A Conversation with the Master

You will not have a more important conversation in your life than the one you will have with God today.

Prayer: There can be no greater honor bestowed upon men than the right to communicate with God each day. Just imagine, you have been invited to have an audience with the Creator of the Universe at a moment's notice. That means that you can go to the one being that not only knows the exact solution to any problem that you may have, but also the one who has the ability to act on that solution. Before you get out of bed tomorrow, why not take a few moments to thank your Father for another day and ask Him for His guidance. Then, take the privilege that He has bestowed upon you to talk to Him throughout the day. It is a great gift to talk to God - don't forget to use that gift. It will change your life.

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests... Pray continually...

Ephesians 6:18 & I Thessalonians 5:17, NIV 

Day 7: Nourish Your Soul

They're not called the Ten Suggestions, they are called the Ten Commandments. Ted Kopel

The next necessary step to true change is in the area of God's word: Read your Bible every day. "But I don't have that kind of time" is the most common, and most pitiful excuse of all. Do you eat every day? Sleep? The point is not that eating and sleeping are optional - the point is that neither is reading God's word, if you want to live for God. It tells you of His concerns, it reveals the way His world works, it tells you about the rules that He has thoughtfully placed for our benefit. It tells of His Son, Jesus, and the love He has for us. It contains the secret to a happy life and the road map to Heaven. You cannot change your life without reading the Bible on a regular basis and... you cannot read it on a regular basis without it changing your life. It is a love letter from God!

I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. Psalms 119:131, NIV

Day 9: Love

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your mind. Jesus

Before you can ever begin to change your life for God and Christ, you must love them - for love is the primary motivating factor in service. It's akin to when you meet that special someone. Up to that point, you have lived for yourself. The world revolved around your likes, your comforts, your desires. Then all of a sudden you are in love and you begin to look at what is best for the one you love. When it comes to our relationship to God and Jesus, we literally have to become their servant and become obedient to Their will, not our own. The only way we will ever do that is of we love Them.

Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My father will love him and we will come to him, and make our home with him." John14:23, NIV

Day 8: The Roof Won't Really Cave In If You Go

The church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. Henry Ward Beecher

Too many people feel that going to worship is just not for them, but God does not feel that way. It's true that you can commune with God on the golf course or the lake or even while working in your own garden - and you should! But Sunday belongs to God and He chose that day for men to worshipHim. It's important for us to remember what we are here for, and there is nothing like the worship to help us regain that perspective.  Speaking of perspective, your parents wouldn't accept your not going to school, your boss doesn't accept your not coming to work, so why would we think that God would accept our not coming to worship? Go to the worship, dear friends, and see if it doesn't change your life.

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  Hebrews 10:25, NIV

Day 10: Love Each Other

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. Robert Browning

Once you have established a love for God and Jesus that goes beyond the surface, your love will necessarily grow for your fellow man. This love is not merely affection for those you like, or even consideration for those you don't. It is a deep and meaningful desire for the well-being and the salvation of others. It is this type of love for others that gives us zest for life and anticipation of the afterlife.  Without love for others we cannot truly live. With the type of love for God and our fellow man that God desires, we will never really die.  Are you ready to experience the life God wants you to have? It starts with love.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God,for God is love. I John 4:7-8, KJV