I got to thinking about this - how are WE?? Have we let anyone "cut" into our beings, allowing the elements to turn us into something not quite so pleasing?? OR, have we kept ourselves pure from the elements, and remained pretty?? What are the elements I am referring to?? Well, worldly things, of course. Are we choosing the right things to allow into our minds?? Are we taking care of our bodies the way that God commands us to in I Cor. 6:19-20? Are we picking the right companions to hang around with?? This is a huge one here. All of us, definitely myself included, have made poor choices of friends and acquaintances sometime in our lives. The Bible tells us in I Cor. 15:33 that "bad company corrupts good character". How true is that???!!! Have you found yourself lowering your standards or morals in order to match those of your companions? I have. Have you allowed Satan to creep in unannounced, gradually, as you let those elements take over?? I have. Nothing feels greater, though, than to realize that is happening, fix it, and live the way God wants us to live.
Here are some challenges for the week:
- Take a look at your companions - are they helping you get to heaven or hindering??
- Take a look at the things we listen to, watch on TV, or spend our time on - what are they doing for or against us?
- Strive to live everyday to please God and "keep it pretty".
Have a great week!!