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Day Twenty-One

“The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.” Proverbs 21:5

I recently had a conversation with a doctor who gave some hearty recommendations in regards to what vitamins I should be taking to build up a hearty immune system. Just collecting the vitamins won’t do the trick. I’ve got to be diligent in taking them every day in order to develop a stronger immune system.

Diligence is defined as “steady, earnest and energetic effort: devoted and painstaking work and application to accomplish an undertaking”.

To make a profit financially, as we all know; implies work, planning, consistency, and intentionality. We need diligence. But what about diligence as it applies to profitability in your spiritual life? We need intentionality in our spiritual life if we are to develop a strong faith. We need wisdom applied to every aspect of our lives….financially, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

This verse implies that one who is diligent is a “planner”. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. This verse implies that we have to be diligent in renewing our minds, or we will be conformed to the patterns of this world! Ken Dade says, “What are you really living for? It crucial to realize that you either glorify God, or you glorify someone or something else. You’re always making something big!” Perhaps in this day, on this side of eternity; we need an army of believers who are being transformed daily into the image of Christ!!

Do your plans for the fall include being diligent in growing in your faith? We cannot be reckless! Ask the Lord what He might lead you to in developing spiritually? Ask for spiritual diligence! Pray for spiritual diligence for your family! Pray for spiritual diligence for our NewLife family!