Father, I’ve been up for a bit but have just begun to write. I’ve read a devotional and my Puritan prayer for today. I’ve prayed some, as well. I’ve poked around on my phone and tried to stretch out some of the kinks. But now help me to direct my attention solely to You. Help me to hear what You have for me today.
James 1:27 (<<click here)
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means… refusing to let the world corrupt you.
One of the biggest differences between following God and following the world boils down to “you” and “me”. The world’s mindset is all about “me” – what’s in it for me – how does it benefit me. My study Bible* says, “We are not to adapt to the world’s value system, which is based on money, power, and pleasure.”
Growing up I loved cartoons! One that pops in my head right now is one with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. They find themselves in a cave full of treasure. A phrase that sticks in my head is spoken by Daffy, “Mine, mine, mine!” Another phrase he exclaims is, “I can’t help it, I’m a greedy slob – it’s my hobby!”
That is the mindset of the world, “Mine, mine, mine!” Me, me, me controls what we do.
But for the follower of You, Lord, love is the guiding line so our focus is you, you, you. We love You “with all our heart…soul, and …mind.” And we are to “Love our neighbor as ourselves.” Matthew 22:37-39 It’s all about the “You” and not the “me”.
Lord, may my focus every day be on the “You” and not on the “me.” May Your love guide me every step of the way
Aug 22nd, Mon, 6:13 am