Sarah Young said it best in her book about seeking Jesus and I try my best to use these words to guide me.
Try To View Each Day as an adventure, carefully planned out by your Guide. Instead of staring into the day that is ahead of you, attempting to program it according to your will, be attentive to Me and to all that I have prepared for you. Thank Me for this day of life, recognizing that it is a precious, unrepeatable gift. Trust that I am with you each moment, whether you sense My Presence or not. A thankful, trusting attitude helps you to see events in your life from My perspective.
A life lived close to Me will never be dull or predictable. Expect each day to contain surprises! Resist your tendency to search for the easiest route through the day. Be willing to follow wherever I lead. No matter how steep or treacherous the path before you, the safest place to be is by My side.
And Paul provides more detail of my guiding light in Philippians 2:14 as follows in The Message:
Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.
Finally, integrity is important to me and I do my best each and every day to be an example as outlined by Jon Walker:
“The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.” (Proverbs 10:9 NIV)
People with integrity live by fairness, even when fairness puts them at a disadvantage or causes them significant difficulty. They fight fair even when those around them do not.
People of integrity consider their word their bond, allowing their “yes” to mean “yes” and their “no” to mean “no.”
People of integrity are authentic and transparent; they act the same, no matter who is present. Their lives are “what you see is what you get.”
People of integrity are straightforward in their conduct. They don’t hide what they’re doing, and they don’t say one thing and do another. They are people “in whose spirit is no deceit” (Psalm 32:2 NIV).
People with integrity explain the facts in an even-handed manner, not in a way that makes them look better than the other person. They are respectful, helpful and gracious to everyone and anyone.
People of integrity go the extra mile with a smile. They do more than is required of them.
People of integrity are not afraid to ask for help. They’re not afraid to let God be their strength. They’re able to handle tough situations, knowing God is at work in them.
People of integrity focus on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,” anything at all that is excellent or praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8 NIV).
In his book From Abstracts To Absolutes my friend Krish Dhanam writes that “Christianity would show me that coincidence was, is, and always will be, God’s way of remaining anonymous“. It’s true and I experience this daily to the point that it no longer amazes …. and is expected.