The South has been in the deep freezer this winter; with much colder temperatures than those over the past several years. This morning we finally awoke to a powdery dusting of SNOW! Yes, we finally got some of the white stuff! It fell softly while we were asleep and kissed the ground with its delicate flakes overnight. It was beautiful for a moment but as the temperature rose above freezing during the day, it has since melted and left behind a slushy, muddy mess!
This transformation has reminded me of how I strive daily to let my character, my conduct and my conversation show others I am a child of God. Some days I succeed and I become a beautiful, untainted example of how Christ would want me to act and to respond to the circumstances of the day. I’m covered with a powdery dusting of snow-like flakes of purity. Other days I fall extremely short and end up in the murky, muddy mess of life, with polluted actions and responses that don’t reflect that I even know God, much less claim to be His child.
Do you fight this same battle? I believe we are all fighting Satan and his minions in some form or fashion. What a tragedy it is when Believers lose sight of our calling and bow to Satan’s schemes. He loves it when we lose self-control and jump into the mire with him.
If your like me, you don’t want to be a polluted well that spews a slushy, murky, muddied mess anymore. Let’s ask our Lord Jesus to help us fight the good fight and learn to call upon His Holy Spirit first, before we give way to Satan’s wicked schemes. We don’t want to lose the opportunities The Lord gives us to blanket others with the fruit of His Spirit.
Thank you for your word that teaches us the error of our ways. Forgive us when we don’t act like we are your children. Cleanse our hearts with the purity of new fallen snow so that our character, our conduct and our conversation will always be pleasing in your sight. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
Proverbs 25:26 “Like a muddied spring or a polluted well, are the righteous who give way to the wicked.”
“But the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”