Taking Time

Taking time out of our busy lives to think on God and His Word is important for spiritual growth. As we take the time to read God’s holy Word, we enable the Holy Spirit of God to speak to our souls. By stopping and listening, we give God the opportunity to change us and help us grow in holiness.

We are all flawed. We are broken and separated from perfection by our pride and selfish desires. Our flesh continues to battle our spirit and the choices we make strengthen one or the other. Galatians 5:17 (NLT) says, “17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” So how can we live for God in this broken and corrupt world?

We must fight for that which is holy. We must battle and struggle and when we fail, get back up, take up the whole armor of God and press on.

May you do just that today and every day the war is not over because you still breathe. No mistake is too big. The past is gone. Let God breathe life upon you and renew you and His holy image.

Go in peace.

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