One little verse jumped off the page in my devotional reading this morning, and I just had to share! We often make things unnecessarily complicated. Buckle your seat belt because this one is short, sweet, and comprehensive. Ready? Read this: "Carefully determine what pleases the Lord." Ephesians 5:10 (NLT). Boom! "Carefully" is swarming with intentionality. "Determine" means there is a choice that is crying to be made. The criteria for the right choice is "what pleases the Lord." The fact that there is no association with a particular thought, word, or deed means it is for every single thought, word, or deed. Imagine if the followers of Jesus made a commitment to pass every thing before this standard (which is plainly revealed in the Bible)? What if you made that commitment?