You might be like me. You’ve gone to church for years. Prayed for years. Read your Bible for years. And some days, it feels like you have struggled with the same thing… for years. It might be a struggle no one even knows about.
If you were to spend some time getting to know me, you might get the wrong impression that I have it all together. Walking with Jesus for so many years has really helped me to get many areas of life under His control. I watch my words more than I did years ago. I am careful who I listen to and who I hang out with. I’m picky about how I spend my time and the things I invest in. The thing you might not pick up, though, is my struggle. My struggle with my thoughts.
Last week I read this comment in my study Bible, “Every impure thought leaves a bit of pollution behind.”
Pollution. What’s your’s?
For me, every time I think of how mad I am that my daughter’s room is SO bad; it leaves behind a residue of anger towards her. If I allow myself to dwell on my son’s shortcomings as a college student, it breaks down my tenderness to his challenges. Each time I ponder on why my husband doesn’t do this or does do that, it chips away at my respect for the man of God he is.
That’s why I have to get in God’s presence. Each day; every day. I am desperate to have the glory of His perfection get right up next to the imperfections of my heart and rub off on me. In His presence I am changed; my heart and mind renewed. (Romans 12:2)
I was so blessed to have some godly women teach me the power of turning every thought over to Jesus (2 Cor. 10:5) when I was a teen. Would Jesus have you learn this and teach some girls in your life this powerful truth too?
Today, I’m giving away a signed copy of my book “His Revolutionary Love” as well as a Starbuck’s gift card. If you are the blessed winner, you could take this book, meet your favorite teen girl for coffee and learn to renew your minds together!
To be entered to win today, click on “comments” below and share why you need to get in God’s presence each day. If you’re on the run, just say, “I’m in!” Stop back by tomorrow for my Wednesday Wisdom Tip to see who the winner is!