Daily D – Philippians 1:10

by | Dec 11, 2023 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Philippians 1:10  For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. (NLT)

So much of what is said and done and broadcast simply doesn’t matter, at least not ultimately. How would life be different if we focused on what matters most day by day and moment by moment? 

Writing this on a Monday morning, I am now entering one of the most significant weeks of this year. Every day involves important opportunities to serve others in love and extend God’s Kingdom. I previewed the week last night and begin working out the plans for the week now. 

The association I work for granted me sabbatic leave this month. This means I get to refocus my life as I prepare for the year ahead. I also get to engage in deep work on a long-unfinished project. Ollie the Border Collie and Millie the Black Dog love it when I work from home. I like it, too. How else would I get to play Upball with Ollie at regular intervals throughout the day? How else would Millie keep our yard squirrel-free during normal office hours?

What really matters in your life today? This week? In the year to come?

If we fill our lives with what matters most, the nagging unnecessities of life have less and less room to clutter our spaces and limit our success. 

Sunday evening is a good time to plan your Ideal Week. Monday morning is a good time to begin with an Ideal Day. Monday evening, and every evening afterward, is a good time to review what went right, what went wrong, and what adjustments you need to make for the next day. Some things will require rescheduling. Others will need deleting. 

It’s much easier to rest with a well-planned day laid out before you. Mental energy exercised in such a fashion makes peaceful sleep more likely. It makes renewed energy possible. It sets you up for success. 

What really matters now is exercise, breakfast, writing, and preparation for training my coworker and I will lead tomorrow. Even the Mondayest of Mondays goes better when we have something to look forward to.

Focus now on what matters most. Remember that knowing and experiencing God in every moment is your one true priority.

I will focus on what matters most.

Our Father, a million leeches seek to suck the life out of this day. Bless me with leech repellent and focused work under your clear direction. Amen. 


Submit a Comment


Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo



Daily D – Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Daily D – Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord asking: Who will I send? Who will go for us? I said: Here I am. Send me.“

Daily D – Isaiah 1:18-20

Isaiah 1:18-20 “Come, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land. But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Daily D – 2 Kings 23:25

2 Kings 23:25 Before him there was no king like him who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength according to all the law of Moses, and no one like him arose after him.

Daily D – 2 Kings 20:1-6

2 Kings 20:1-6 In those days Hezekiah became terminally ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Set your house in order, for you are about to die; you will not recover.’”

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before you faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases you.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Isaiah had not yet gone out of the inner courtyard when the word of the Lord came to him: “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the Lord’s temple. I will add fifteen years to your life. I will rescue you and this city from the grasp of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.’”