“Keep yourself pure.” 1 Timothy 5:22.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 10, 2 Chronicles 22-23, and 1 Timothy 5.
If I want to rightly represent God in my midst, I need to be pure. What does that mean? I cannot live with worldly carry-on’s attached to me.
Think of all the worldly distractions in our midst. Things that take away our Godly effectiveness.
For me it includes unexpected complications. I am trying to cook something and find that one of the key utensils is broken. I could mellow out and contemplate Plan B or I could get “stirred” up about my circumstances. This AM I chose to get stirred up!
I must be so firmly attached to God that any and all disruptions will not shake me from rightly representing Him. What a way to go I have in that regard!
Paul tells Timothy what he is supposed to do. I have the Holy Spirit to do the same thing. I have God’s Word to do the same thing. I am not without power and instruction. Will I connect to God and follow His instructions? It is there for the taking. Will I make the full-time commitment to serve Him 24/7?
“Lord, I am flawed. Even though You have lifted the burden of sin, I continue to be drawn to it. Forgive me. Help me to attach myself to You. May my connection to You express itself in my behavior. Prick my conscience when I mess things up so that I can repent and be restored to You. You have given me a great life. Thank You, Lord.
We must get rid of the impurities in our lives if we want to rightly serve Him.
+10 New location. New attitude to food?