Today's Bible Reading:

Mindful of God

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. (1 Pet 2:18-19)

What difference would it make if you placed “mindful of God” as a lens over every aspect of your day?

  • I am going into this meeting, mindful of God
  • I am prioritizing my week, mindful of God
  • I am engaging in this conversation, mindful of God
  • I am eating my food, mindful of God
  • I am making my evening entertainment choices, mindful of God
  • I am physically suffering, mindful of God
  • I am enduring through heartache, mindful of God
  • I am handling frustrations, mindful of God
  • I am on a business trip away from my family, mindful of God
  • I am seeking to be a peacemaker, mindful of God
  • I am sitting in traffic, mindful of God
  • I am opening the door of my house after an exhausting day of work, mindful of God
  • I am spending time online, mindful of God

How could Peter expect servants to be subject to masters with all respect, even when those masters were unjust? They could, and they would, if they were mindful of God.

It is a humble thing, when, mindful of God, we seek his kingdom first and treat others as more significant than ourselves. It is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, we continue to serve, even when our service is unappreciated or we are treated unjustly. The “mindful of God” lens consistently reminds us of how much we have been forgiven, how unworthy we are, and how desperately we continue to depend upon God’s grace each and every day.

Will you choose to be mindful of God today? What difference would it make in your life and the lives of others if you did?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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