Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Keeping Our Hearts Clean

It's hard to stay clean in a dirty world. As Christians we are called to be " Holy as He is Holy" (1 Peter 1:16) and to be "living sacrifices." (Romans 12:1)

The problem is that we have this flesh to contend with and we're always jumping off the altar.

We like to give the enemy a lot of credit for our bad behavior when we go off the narrow path and get defiled. But the truth of the matter is that we are faced with a choice everyday of our or death.

We can chose to give in to our flesh or be led by the Spirit. That's the beautiful thing about grace....when we can't He can.

His grace gives us the ability to choose life and to walk in His ways contrary to what our flesh wants to do...for when I am weak He is strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10)

Like Daniel we have to purpose in our hearts not to get defiled by keeping our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus. When we do that our feet will be established in all our ways, and our hearts will stay clean before our God and others in a dirty world no matter who or what comes our way.

by Cecilia Trent