There are two ways to go about daily living. (1) Ignorant of God and His ways or (2) knowing God and His ways. I know on the surface that looks a little simplistic but it's really not.
The Jews had the Scriptures from God and every day they read them in the temple and on each Sabbath. During the different festivals and new moons, Scriptures were read over and over. They saw miracles at certain times leading them forth when all looked hopeless. The Prophets came expressing God's attributes and His call to them to listen and heed. With all the reading, praying, daily sacrificing and their worship, you would think they would know God. Here is what God said about them through the Hebrew writer: "Therefore I was angry with this generation, and said, 'They always go astray in their heart, and they did not know My ways.'" (Heb. 3:10) Did you get that? "They did not know My ways." That's something that seems foreign to us, but is it really?
We have listened to how many sermons and been in how many classes and heard how many Scriptures read over the years? In all this, listen to God's people still go about daily life with the mind set of self-made people. The power of positive thinking has become a 'god' to many. Take control of today by surrounding yourself with positive people and thoughts is believed upon. Tell yourself you are special. There are many more people that believe in and teach different ideas like those mentioned but what about God? Where does He fit? If one doesn't know God they have to manufacture their own world of attraction. When will be believe things like: "Whatever is true"? "Dwell on these things!" "And the God of peace will be with you!" (Phil. 4:8-9) True things are the things that deal with reality. God's truth is reality. "Whatever is honorable!" Things that lead us into seriousness of purpose in daily living before the Lord. "And the God of peace will be with you!" "Whatever is pure!" Listening and dwelling on the things of the Lord on a daily basis and not contaminated by man's ideas. These are just a couple of ideas of daily living. Go and read what the Lord calls us on a daily basis from those Scriptures.
To go about daily living in a world searching for something but so lost and dead, we have God to hear and follow. We don't have to make our own way or find our own ideas of how to have a better day. We simply listen and heed by following the Lord and giving Him our heart. That's how we can see when He opens doors for those lost to hear a message of hope when we come in contact with them. That's how we can help turn someone to Light by showing them the path of Light as opportunities arise. Our lives cannot be run by our own little self-talks and walks. That's how the dead world lives. Our lives must be moved upward into Christ Jesus, walking in His ways and trusting Him to bring what needs to come today to help us better see Him.
Without knowing God we set our lives on a course of following whatever comes from some book or idea of another. In the end we will find that we will not be in the presence of the Lord because "those who do not know God" and "those who do not obey the gospel" will be standing side by side eternally because that's where they lived their lives daily. (II Thes. 1:7-8) We need to come to know God, not about God! Some may know about me, but they don't know me. Knowing God and knowing about God are two completely different elements. Renew you mind with the word of the Lord...DAILY! Let the transformation begin as you come to know God and His ways!