On October 31, much of the world is focused on magnifying and reveling in the unGodly. But Christians who walk closely with the Lord are rejoicing in His goodness and His purity. On the topic of purity, let me present the following super-short devotional. I plucked it from the early years of my writing.
What's on Your Mind?
. . . whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy: meditate on these things - Philippians 4:8.
Thinking good thoughts is like clearing a smooth, straight path between ourselves and the presence of God. Purity is drawn to purity, so this path will be well traveled. In contrast, negative and impure thoughts are like rocks that cause us to stumble and fall. These hazards either slow us down or prevent us from getting to God at all....
I've decided to quit "practice blogging" and make this be the first real post. So, here goes! I'll begin by sharing with you a recent interaction between me and the Lord:
One afternoon last week when I began my "quiet time" with God, I started off being rather chatty—just telling Him all sorts of things. I was not at all feeling “quiet.” Then the thought came to me that God and I are quite a mismatched pair, and I laughingly told Him so. I thought of God in His great big awesomeness and then of myself in my frail, goofy, needy humanness. For some reason, this really struck my funny bone. I laughed and laughed as I visualized the contrast. I think God saw the humor in this too. But then I was made keenly aware that we are not a "pair." God reminded me that we are ONE.
He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him – 1 Corinthians 6:17.