James 4:8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

Redefining Success
 
Perhaps nothing diverts us from focused living more than our concept of success. Published studies inform us of what conveys power in body language, business lunches, and the cars we drive. We “dress for success.’ Society is not only preoccupied with the image of success, but for the most part is dependent on someone else to define success. . . Was Jesus successful? He had no home of his own. The successful people of His day viewed Him skeptically if not with hostility, His followers were a ragtag bunch without social or political influence. And even this motley crew fell away as He approached the Cross. None of His disciples accompanied Him in His darkest hour. He had neither wealth, political power, nor unusual physical beauty.. . . Jesus measured His own success by one criterion: “I came . . . not to do my own will but to do the will of him who sent me.” John 5:38. “I finished the work.”          Jean Fleming
 
Trust God for your day, ….Today

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