Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. – 1 John 2:15-16
Brian is always joking that he’s going to put me in a bubble. I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s time.
He is referring to my inability to stay well, the fact that I am a germ-magnet and prone to accidents. He wants to limit my exposure to things that take my health in the wrong direction. He wants to protect me and keep me safe.
The reason I want a bubble isn’t for any physical reasons, though. I want a bubble to protect me from chasing after the things of this world.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. – Romans 12:2
I am prone to desire physical healing and relief. The more I see of what others can do, the more envious I become. And oh, don’t even get me started on the pride I feel when I can accomplish the smallest thing.
These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
I pray today that God will transform me by changing the way I think and the desires of my heart. I want to follow His will more than I want any physical thing. No matter how hard this gets, I always want to want Jesus more. How about you?
Father God, refocus me when I start to chase after temporal things. Thank You for Your desire for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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