Change Your World
Josiah was eight years old when he became king; and he reigned 31 years in Jerusalem. . . . He did what was right in the Lord’s sight and walked in all the ways of his ancestor David; he did not turn to the right or to the left.–2 Kings 22:1-2
King Josiah was just eight years old when he began to change his world. Even at such a young age he decided to live in the ways of the Lord and do what was right in His eyes. I wonder if we are doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord at our age.
God asks us to change our lives—our worlds. If we think about it, our personal lives are pretty much our world. We feel like the world is falling apart when we are having difficulties. We do have the power to change a world—our world—when we rely on Christ, “not turn[ing] to the right or to the left.” And I believe that we can have an impact on others as well when we do “what is right in the Lord’s sight.” Don’t just read it!
1. How much time do you spend in quiet time with the Lord each day?
2. What can you do to change your world today?
3. Who is someone you can have an impact on today?
Extra Reading: Matthew 22:37-40; Colossians 3:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:12
Lord, I want to do what is right in Your eyes. Teach me to be like Josiah, that I may have an impact on this world for You. Amen.