Journal Entry by Tony Gebran

S – Scripture: Exodus 33:15-16 (NLT)
"Then Moses said, "If you don't personally go with us, don't make us leave this place. How will anyone know that you look favorably on me and on your people-if you don't go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth."

O - Observation
What are the things in our lives that will set us apart from all those around us? 

What are the decisions/choices in my life that will honour God regardless of the cost?

How will I conduct my life when no one is watching?

A - Application
This has been a challenge from the very start of my walk with Christ, and the 2 scriptures that have stood out for me is Matthew 25:14 parable of the talents.

The first being faithful in the small things in our lives doing the little things that may seem irrelevant but I know God places importance on them.

The second being Micah 6:8 that he has shown you O man what is good and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly to love mercy and to walk humbly before our God.

These two scriptures continue  to keep me in the race and guide how I need to walk and pay attention to the things that matter to God. They form a guard rail on my thoughts, actions and deeds!! It's your presence in my life that sets me apart and affects all my decisions..

P - Prayer
Lord my prayer today is that you continue to pour out your Grace and Mercy into my life and of those around me. May I be continually challenged to return to you with interest what you have invested into our lives. You have set us apart to serve and honour you and I ask that as I walk daily with you, you would direct and guide the steps of my life. I love you Jesus.