An Actual Day in My Life

An Actual Day in My Life – In Jesus’ Name 

This is an actual journal word for word that I found in my archives; after embracing the concept of doing things in Jesus’ name.

Journal

  1. Decided to wake early to spend alone time with Lord to establish my day, to stay focus; and simply because I love Him. I believe that the name of Jesus all things should line up with His teaching, His Word, and His values. Consequently, I am flawed; I won’t get it right all the time, but that don’t mean I shouldn’t try. I actually committing this day in the name of Jesus.
  2. After my alone time, my day started with my 13-month-old daughter waking in tears. I retrieved her before my wife got up to allow to her to get a little more sleep. Jesus is always looking after others interest. I wanted consider my wife needs, before mine.
  3. My wife gets up and now it is time to show the love and kindness that the Lord would display. I greet her with a kiss, and then ask her how is she doing, then proceeded to make breakfast for the family. I believe Jesus serves and feed, my first priority, after God, is my family. I pray that I can always demonstrate the attitude of love toward my family.
  4. I decides a couple of days to watch my eating habits, and every meal I ask God, is this good for me or do I need this?
  5. Time to go the work. I am a kitchen manger, as well as, a mentor in a Christ-center addiction recovery program. Therefore, as I drive to work, I am inviting God to assist me throughout the ride to work. I am mindful that my driving habits reflect my character; consequently, I still need to work on that. Why do I drive 5miles over the limit, why do I sometimes drive without my seatbelt? That is not driving in the name of Jesus.
  6. Working with Christians usually makes it easy to reflect on Jesus, because His presence is heavy throughout all my co-workers. For the most part, we are able to be harmonious in completing the tasks that are on the table. Part of my day is spent counseling/mentoring; I truly believe in my sessions, that it is the wisdom of God that can present hope to these lost souls. Therefore, I ask God for His wisdom, direction, and His grace for the counselee and me.
  7. At home, I realize Jesus provided a home, and I need to be a good steward. In that, I clean the house, pay the bills, and decide to sit down eat with the family (which I could do more). Bath time for the little one, and spend time with my wife. As I lend myself, I realize this should be more prevalent in my daily operation.
  8. No extra shopping, because our budget is limited, and Jesus would want me to be a good steward of His money.
  9. Reading in Jesus name comes easy, because before I came to Christ I did read much. Therefore, all my reading material is Christ centers, even the schoolbooks from LBC have been related to the Word.
  10. Watching television is an area I could use a little guidance. Therefore, in Jesus name, I have to monitor what I allow in my thoughts and heart. I reminded of our study verse, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23)
  11. Sleeping well or resting is the necessary for health, but too much can be unproductive. With everything, I need to have some type of balance. Before I went to sleep, I took a few minute thanking God for the day, and bless time of rest in the name of Jesus.

Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves there now as a full-time Chaplain. You can email him at jmendez@americaskeswick.org

Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 22-23; John 13:1-20

Think About This: I have never met a soul who has set out to satisfy the Lord and has not been satisfied himself.  Watchman Nee

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29

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