《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col 3:17)
Meditation one: What is the criterion of Christians’ way of life? It is whatever you do, do it in the name of the Lord. To be in the name of Jesus is to follow His will, to rely on His power, and to do things for His glory. Since our prayer is in the name of Jesus Christ, our deeds should be in consistent with God’s will, and encourage people as well as glorify God. When doing things and dealing with people, Christians must not only think of God and glorify God; but also think of people and encourage people. Anyone who can encourage others will also glorify God.
Meditation two: Have you already been a reborn and saved Christian? Have your words, deeds, and attitudes revealed the life of Christ with fullness of joy? Without Christ, life cannot bear witness; if Christians’ lives cannot bear witness, they indeed have disgraced the name of the Lord. Life without Christ is a hopeless dead end. A life with Christ is having endless hope.
Prayer: God Abba Father, thank You for Your salvation in Jesus Christ, and let me know Your wonderful love. Please shine on me. Before I say “Amen” in every prayer, please examine what I have said, or done, or thought, or demanded in that day, to see if I have taken Your name in vain or disgraced Your name. Please guide me, so I can live in Your light and walk in Your will. I pray in the holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen!