being diligent…

Words heard on bended knees…  have continued to echo… throughout each day…

Be diligent…  steady… earnest… energetic…

And I begin to notice… each part of the definition… the characteristics… of being diligent… speak to different aspects of my being…

Steady… speaks to my emotional being… not easily disturbed or upset… constant in feeling… principle… purpose… or attachment…

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. 
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV

A peaceful countenance…
Steady relationships…
Steadfast feelings for His Way… His purpose… His people…

Circumstances… storms… don’t stir up hearts… when He is the foundation…

Earnest… speaks to my mental attitude… a serious and intent mental state… serious… sincere…

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition, and the elemental forces of this world, rather than on Christ.
Colossians 2:8 NIV

Pay attention… to what is said… and what I say…
Test everything… against the Word…
Be sincere… not flippant… put aside sarcasm…

Confusion… doubt… easily confronted… when anchored in the hope of Truth…

Energetic… speaks to my physical being… operating with or marked by vigor or effect… marked by energy…

For I can do everything through Christ,
who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NLT

Do not procrastinate… tap into His energy…
Be full of vigor… with each call… no matter how ineffective I feel…
Do everything… to the best of my ability… strive for excellence…

Weakness… that tempts choosing complacency… becomes power… in the sufficiency of His grace…

Be diligent… emotionally… mentally… physically…


Being diligent… an exercise… spiritual discipline… that encompasses my whole being…

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