DAY 5: ELOHE TSADEKI – GOD OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS
We’re always looking for the next big thing. The secret to becoming organized. The key to getting in shape. The surefire plan to financial stability. We read books, listen to podcasts and sign up for seminars. And while organization, physical fitness and financial security are all worthy pursuits, we need to make sure we’re not missing the big picture when we’re seeking the next big thing.
The main point of life is to follow God, to become like Him and live our lives for Him. And becoming like God means growing in goodness and righteousness. From the Lord flows mercy, grace, might and strength—all qualities we need in our lives and in our world. God gives us all we need through His Word and Spirit to live in abundant joy. When we choose His desires over our own and strive to become more like Him, He guides and directs us.
Following God’s plan may be more challenging than sticking with six easy steps to getting fit or ten ways to cut the clutter in your home. But it’s also far more rewarding. When we turn to God and hand our lives over to Him, He forgives us and gifts us with His compassion. He helps mend our broken relationships and fills our hearts with righteousness, grace and peace. Good fruit comes from following God and allowing His righteousness to guide our steps.