When my head hits the pillow at night, before sleep overcomes me, I want to start praying an idea that I got from Ken Gire who was quoted in the book I just reviewed (What’s Next? by H. Norman Wright). I want to start asking God, “Did the life I lived today please you?”
Not that the things I do will make Him love me more, and not that the things that I do will make me more worthy of His love. I want to live a life that pleases Him because it pleases me to express my love for Him by becoming more like Him. I want to live a life that pleases Him because I know that is His will for me.
So does that mean I check off a to-do list of my accomplishments? Or does it mean admiring the length of my list of good deeds for the day? Ken Gire reminds us that this is indeed NOT what we should do. It’s a matter of one easy question: