Devotional For September 1, 2023

Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!”
‭‭Haggai‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬

There are moments when we should take time to have some self-examination and reflection. This verse prompts us to evaluate the priorities and choices that shape our lives, urging us to align them with God’s purposes.

God’s message through Haggai encourages us to “consider your ways.” It’s an invitation to pause, reflect, and honestly assess the path we are on—whether it aligns with God’s will or veers away from it.

In the context of Haggai’s time, the people were neglecting the rebuilding of the temple, focusing on their own houses instead. Similarly, we must examine our priorities and ensure that God’s work and kingdom are at the forefront of our hearts and actions.

Haggai’s message is a call to shift our focus from self-centered pursuits to God’s purposes. It’s an opportunity to reevaluate our use of time, talents, and resources, and realign them with God’s desires.

“Consider your ways” is an invitation to transformation. It’s an opportunity to recognize areas of our lives that need adjustment and submit them to God’s guidance, trusting Him to lead us on the right path.

Take a moment to “consider your ways.” Are your priorities in alignment with God’s purposes? Are there areas in your life that need redirection? How can you actively pursue God’s will and kingdom in your daily choices?

Pray

Lord, I heed Your call to “consider my ways.” Open my eyes to areas in my life that need realignment with Your purposes. Help me to prioritize Your kingdom and work, trusting that as I seek You first, everything else will fall into place. Guide me on the path that leads to Your best for my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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