My Daily Devotional

Test Yourself

“Each one should test his own actions then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each should carry his own load.”
Galatians 6:4

I feel it is extremely important to continually test ourselves to see if we are doing the things that God intended for us to do. Taking a few moments at the end of a busy day to simply recount the things we did will let us put in perspective the good things we did during the day that would have used our talent to the benefit of our fellow man, and also will help us recount the times when we did not achieve the result God would have wanted us to achieve. I believe if we can get in a habit of evaluating ourselves on a daily basis at the end of each day, we will find that there will be times we did something that we felt proud of, and there will be things that we did during the day that we will not be proud of and that would not be pleasing in the sight of God. Lamentations 3:40 “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Think about what you could have done or said that you could have improved upon each of these situations. After doing this daily assessment of your encounters and how you reacted to each of them for several days you will begin to become much more aware of the times you reacted badly, and hopefully will begin to see a pattern which will indicate that there is room for improvement in the way you dealt with each of these situations. Making ourselves aware of our bad behaviors and negative attitudes gives us the ability to make changes in our attitudes and behaviors. In order to make any change we must be aware that change needs to be made. As we see the patterns of our negativism on a day by day basis it will become apparent to us that these are times when we are not presenting ourselves as an encouragement to our fellow man, but instead are being a deterrent to them and not what God would expect from us. I believe that God wants us to be the best witness for him that we can possible be in our life. He does not want us to be a deterrent for anyone we meet or come into contact with, but rather have an uplifting influence on them
This change in our behavior will give us a new outlook on our own personal life and will keep us focused on the things that are pleasing to God. This whole process is one that is not time consuming and will not take any time from anyone’s busy schedule, but is one that will enable us to set the tone for our lives and will be a way of helping us become the kind of person God wants us to be. 2nd Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.”

Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Two
February 18

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About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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