Lead by Example
Review your day yesterday. What were some of your actions that may have been observed by another person? For example:
- Your response when the store clerk over-charged you or gave you back too much change.
- Your tardy or on-time record for appointments.
- Your words of greeting or silence as if the other person did not exist.
- Your reaction when your co-worker interrupted your work or made suggestions for your project.
Today is a new day. Are apologies required for some of your actions yesterday? Ask God to reveal insight to you in this regard. Resolve today to make those apologies if possible. This could be by phone, e-mail, card, or face-to-face. Then ask God to make you more aware of your choices and responses—your attitudes and body language as the day progresses.
Turn Scripture into a Personal Prayer: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. II Corinthians 3:17-18
Lord, my heart is grateful that You have given me life. Thank You for the freedom You have given me through the forgiveness of sins. I want to be a mirror that brightly reflects Your glory. Holy Spirit, I give You permission to work within me to make me more and more like Christ. Amen.1
1Patsy Lewis. Simply Praying (Kansas City, Missouri: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2006), p. 118-119.