Sunday, September 7, 2008

A closer look...

I was reading my Bible and came across this passage of scripture- seemed to fit the moment for some reason. I have no idea why really. I guess I'm really trying to be more careful with my words and I'm working on being more thankful and appreciative as opposed to unthankful and judgemental. I'm praying that God really does transplant my heart with His and exchange my love for His love. He really is quite amazing- whether you believe in Him or not. Showing true love and walking in purity and humility is my goal- I am no where near perfect however I strive no less. Read on if you please...

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving."-Ephesians 4:29-5:4

My prayer each day is that God would allow me to observe my inner most parts and be able to see that which needs tending to. Whether it be my attitude, spirit or mind. I am fully aware that it is so easy to allow myself to slip into anger, bitterness, sulking and corrupted thoughts. I must rely on Him and renew and purify myself daily in order to walk in accordance with His word. I need this- I want this. I do not desire to become complacent and compromising- I wish to be grounded and strong with my convictions. I am human but I serve a powerful God who has the ability to change even the worst of the worst. May I be more open to hearing Him, may my heart remain pure in my pursuit of Him.

Much love,


1 comment:

Mom said...

thank you amber,I needed to read this as well, I can see the difference and I love you for it. -Mom