Ephesians 4:20-24 MSG
Ephesians 4:20-24 NIV
The way the world does things is not for those of us who know Christ. We can no longer walk around claiming ignorance to the way we are called to live. We must continue to be IN the world, but not be OF the world.
So how do we go about getting rid of our old ways? The first step is to become aware of our own lives and how we are living. In what places are we inviting God into?
Only when we ask these questions can we evaluate what our needs are. In this way we can move away from our old life. Without complete awareness of how we are living we cannot hope to be rid of our old ways.
Taking on a new life requires our complete focus on inviting God into every part of our lives. There is nothing we do that is not tethered to our old life unless it is with God. The key to getting rid of what is rotten is to know that we need God for everything.
Considerations for your planner:
- Are you aware of how you are living? This includes how you think. Write down the things you are thinking right now, then ask yourself if they are Christlike or worldly.
A Prayer for Our Community:
Father God, Be with us as we move through our days and weeks. Help us to become more aware of how we are living our lives. Help us to invite You into our lives more. We want to do what You tell us to do. Through our awareness help us to turn our needs into prayers and let our prayers inform how we act. May we turn everything, big and small, into a prayer. Amen.
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