Monday, February 23, 2009

don't let your guard down...

From the sidebar, Motivation for Moms:

Pray for purity in the hearts of your children, and the renewing of their spirit as the Psalmist wrote, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

My friends, put nothing to the side, letting your guard down on "just kid stuff." The enemy has plans to steal the purity and innocence of our precious children, be it through fashion trends, television shows, internet, video games, goodness it is absolutely endless...and a lot of it is discreet, that even myself have overlooked. But these are the tiny things that are sewn and do not produce a fruitful crop, but instead poor self image, anger, violence, disrepect, vanity, selfishness, lack of faith...just to name a few.

The Lord tells us to fill our minds, hearts, our homes, our lives with things that are pleasing to Him. That great saying, "you are what you eat" goes for our spiritual and mental health as well.

Don't let your guard down to the attacks of the enemy. If one door is closed, he looks for another way in. Praise the Lord, when our hearts are set on Jesus, the Lord gives us that wisdom and discernment to pick and choose what is "lovely" and what is not (and to keep closing "those doors" to the enemy!) Jesus came and conquered, for us! The Lord is our rock, our fortress, our protection, and we never have to question His Word to us-Amen!

Praying all is well, and you're praying for your children, family, home...and thanking our most precious God for His mercy and grace, through the love of Jesus Christ. You are precious to Him and so are His "little ones"!
Philippians 4:8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
-Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify you Father in heaven.
-Matthew 5:16
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
-James 1:27


Lori :) said...

Well said. The Lord was reminding me of the same thing yesterday as I was getting my teeth cleaned! :) All the plaque they were scraping off could potentially cause cavities (death to my tooth) - but it all came from things that seemed benign - yummy even - sweet as sugar! :) But because we don't watch what we eat and continually "clean" our teeth - the plaque and cavities can set in. Same goes for our spiritual lives!
Watch what you "eat" and always make sure to get "clean" - washing in Christ's forgiveness!

bree said...

Amen to that Lori! Life just goes if you're not watching (especially with all the little ones!) That spirit of busyness we talked about before is one of the distractors and stealers of joy too.

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