“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”

Isaiah 55:6-7 NIV

While I’m here on Earth, I can call on You. I can work to get closer and closer to You. I can spend every waking and sleeping moment in service to the Kingdom – in obedience, sharing Your glory, loving others, and fulfilling my purpose. I can do this by praying more, conversing with You more about anything and everything, and I can run all thoughts, behaviors, and decisions through Your filter of christlikeness, glory, the Golden Rule, and assessing consequences.

My biggest regret would be to not take advantage of the grace,

good health, love, peace, and calling that You give me that gets stifled from my selfishness, sin, and being distracted. These are all things that You give me power to escape from, and don’t add any value to my life.

I am thinking about how busy I am with dumb pursuits like most emails, not being able to say “no”, money-based decisions, and comfort over obedience.

Please help me make a hard stop on bad and unhelpful thoughts and actions; have the obedience and faith to turn back around; and return to You. I am thinking of my cussing; and my talking bad about people.

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