Day 4 begins with an excerpt of Romans 12 by students of Lipscomb University:
Word(s) for Day 4: Sober Judgment
“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” (Romans 12:3b NIV)
To think of yourself with sober judgment is to: be of sound mind; be in your right mind; exercise self control and to curb one’s passions. Live this day in a posture of sober judgment toward your thoughts, your inclinations and your tendencies. Turn off the auto-pilot and question your motives. Trust this faith-powered process to lead you closer to the God-created you.
YOU, oh Lord, are the FAMOUS ONE! Help me to set aside my longings for earthly fame and fortune, choosing instead to leverage my gifts, abilities, talents and position to draw attention to You. There is a way that seems right to me on most days, and it’s easy for me to go there… I need You to remind me to look with sober judgment at my decisions and desires as the faith You’ve placed within me grows. Give me eyes to see myself as You see me – a child of purpose. Empower me to live for You. Amen.