“so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” (Colossians 1:10, ESV) A high and Godly goal for our daily lives: walking / living in a manner worthy of the Lord – how can we even think of this, yet God does not set this out in his Word to frustrate us but that we should attain to the goal God gives us. God wants to hear this prayer from us “hep us live today worthy of you, O Lord.” And he wants to answer this prayer as we yield to him. God wants us to go even further and to be fully pleasing to him. Whoa! This stuns my imagination – that I might even draw a single breath fully pleasing to God – but he would have me live the whole day in such a God pleasing way. God has a goal here – that we bear fruit in every good work (Ephesians 2:10 which he prepared in advance for us to do). Nothing wasted, every opportunity of service to be fully utilized. When we so surrender and aim our lives like this, we increase in the knowledge of God and as we increase in the knowledge of God we will likewise grow in the likeness of Christ Jesus – God’s ultimate goal for our lives. Amen.