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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

DECONTAMINATE YOURSELF

Are there things in your life that you know are wrong to do or think, and they separate you from having a closer walk with the Lord?

When a person gets chemicals or hazardous wastes on their body they must go through a decontamination process. I think of the image of astronauts back in the early days of the space program going into an Airstream trailer to keep them away from the public til they got the all clear after their flight into space. This was their quarantine of sorts.

In this world there is much that can come into our minds and cause contamination. This contamination sometimes causes wrong thinking and no desire to be with the Lord. You have to root out this contaminated area and not let it gain control or gain a foothold in your life.
Is something hindering you from being closer to God? Are you hanging out with the wrong kind of people who do things that do not please God? Do you listen to off color humor and think nothing of it or watch movies you would not dare take Jesus along to see? Does your speech bring glory to the Lord? Do you have anger and hate in your heart? If you have areas where you have been 'contaminated' by the world God can clean you up. It starts by praying and reading His word, the Bible.

Galatians 5:7 says "You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?" Ask God to purify you of areas that need to be cleaned up in your walk with Him. Ask Him to bring conviction of right and wrong and what displeases Him. Psalm 51:17 says "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." In this same chapter of Psalms verse 10 it says "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me."

Do you want to get the bad junk out of your life? Jesus can help if you let Him. Matthew 6:33 says "Seek you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you."
2 Corinthians 7:1 says "Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God."

PRAYER: Lord I want a clean heart and a right spirit. I want to be set free from those things in my life that do not please you. Show me what areas of my life I need to decontaminate and with your help I know I can succeed. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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