Keep It Clean!

“Hear me, Lord: don’t let me get caught up with all the worldly rubbish.  Keep my mind pure and clean and then able to help others to do the same.”

file0001256502069Jesus, in the short time of his public ministry, showed us everything to live by.  Recently, I was appalled at how social media has been used by evil people to spread terrorism around the world.  Really, aren’t the many quotes in scripture reminders to us about the tongue and about gossip and the consequences of spreading evil and starting trouble?  Nowhere does scripture mention the internet.  It doesn’t have to.     The Bible doesn’t mention television either.  Yet we are too avoid watching certain programs because of the damage it can do to our minds and our attitude — all based on God’s word.  It’s captivating, though, and can become addictive to be part of the rumors.

Take Time For His Word

Have you ever noticed that there could be several people listening or reading the same Bible verses only to find that each person heard something different that applied in their own personal life? And, if reading that same verse later, God could be telling you something different this time. How awesome! It never ceases to amaze me that God’s Word is alive and continues to assist us if we only listen carefully. I can’t say that I am always a good listener, though! It seems to be easier for me to see how it might apply in someone else’s life! I’ll hear this great sermon and can’t wait to tell my sister or a friend how useful it could be in THEIR lives! Time for me to reassess. What is God trying to tell me? Taking the time to look more closely at His Word can inspire ME!