A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What did I do today?

This just came to my email and I thought "Wow,
I need to share this with my readers" I also thought
"ouch need to improve in some areas, that is for sure"
I hope it blesses you--takes a minute to read, but well worth it.

What Have You Accomplished Today?
by Dr. Paul Chappell

“This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:23–24

Each day we are either moving closer to God or further away from Him; there is no middle ground.

According to scientists, in one twenty-four hour period, if you're an adult of average weight, here is what you accomplish:

Your heart beats 103,689 times
Your blood travels 168,000,000 miles
You breathe 23,040 times
You inhale 438 cubic feet of air
You eat 3.25 pounds of food
You drink 2.9 quarts of liquids
You lose 7/8 pound of waste
You speak 4,800 words, including some unnecessary ones
You move 750 muscles
Your nails grow .000046 inch
Your hair grows .01714 inch
You exercise 7,000,000 brain cells

What an amazing thought that all of this goes on inside each of us everyday and we don’t even realize it! We accomplish much throughout the day without even knowing it.

While we may accomplish things physically, what do we accomplish each day spiritually? Each day we are either moving closer to God or further away from Him. There is no plateau of spiritual growth.

Each day God gives us is a gift. Psalm 118:24 tells us,
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
The Psalmist realized that each day was an opportunity to serve God and determined to rejoice and live each day for Christ.

As Christians, God desires us to use each day to live for Him. As the saying goes, “Only one life, twill soon be passed; only what’s done for Christ will last.” Only what you do for Christ today will last throughout eternity. We must each take account of our spiritual service and growth each day.

It would do us all well to take account of our days.

Each night ask yourself, .

"What did I accomplish today? "
"Did I spend time with God?"
" Did I obey His commands?”
Then, ask God to forgive you where you failed and seek His help in growing spiritually the next day. As we are daily reviewing our spiritual growth, we will become more accountable to living for Him each day.
To learn more about Pastor Chappell's books, Sunday school curriculum, and spiritual leadership resources, please visit strivingtogether.com.


Mrs. D said...

Deb, this sounds like an excellent lesson to teach in my class. I took your advice and ordered his book "Grace for Godly Living". I am looking forward to starting it this week. Thanks for your uplifting messages........

Anonymous said...

Hello, dear Deby! This was a wonderful, inspirational post. I hope you are doing well!

LDH said...

Dear Deby,

Great post. the statistics were so interesting to read. Thought provoking.

Kindly, ldh

Kelley said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!
I definitely needed to be reminded!
Wishing you a blessed week ahead!

Cathryn said...

Hi Deby ~ A great post. Paul Chappell is a wonderful preacher. Thank you for sharing those stats. It really really makes you think. Blessings ~ Cathryn

Shari said...

Wonderful post! Very thought-provoking! And, I have always liked Dr. Chappell. My oldest son plans on attending West Coast in the future. Have a wonderful week!

BECKY said...

Hi sweet Deby!! I was just talking to my daughter about what amazing bodies God gave us the other day!!

Thanks for your encouragement and inspiration!! Always a blessing!
Have a joyful week,

Mrs. C said...

Great reminder! Hope you are feeling better. :)

GraceFromHim said...

Wow! Amazing. Thanks for posting. God is truly amazing!