Read:

And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, 33 who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight. Hebrews 11:32-34

Reflect:

Mondays for most people are rough.  Today begins a new work week, and a starting over of sorts from what is seemingly too short a weekend.  As we all jump in to the grind of the hustle and bustle we call life, what if we started by changing our perspective this week?  One thing that the writer of Hebrews is pointing out is that all of these men did these mighty things and amazing things, by faith. The thing that these men had in common, is they knew that they had to be emptied of their own strength to be able to conquer the mountains set before them, and we can do the same thing.  I wouldn't expect us to be shutting the mouths of lions this week, however, why don't we look at this week as a week of letting God be our wisdom, our strength, and our "strong cup of coffee" one day at a time.  Let's begin each day with a heavenly perspective, focused on making God famous.  When we turn our perspective heavenward, and we take each day, and each moment on by faith, God will ultimately be glorified, and that should be our focus, not just on a Monday, but at the start of every day. 

Pray:

God I think you again for the gift of this new day.  I ask as we begin this day together, that I would be emptied of all self, filled with Your Spirit, and that you would be made famous through this gift of a day you have given me.  I love you, in Your Holy Name I pray, Amen. 

Your Turn:

Does your week begin focused on a “to do” list? 

How can we begin this week, one day at a time, focusing on “making God famous?”