Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ephesians 4:27

nor give place to the devil.
Distractions distractions distractions. . .

Lately it has been on my mind to do some casual writing, or at least to check in with some people I know on the web and read some of the things they've been working on, however I wasn't sure if getting in touch with them would be a good witnessing opportunity, being able to tell them about Potter's Field and how much God has touched me through my time here with Ignite, or a monumental distraction.

Seeing as I'm already finding my mind wondering towards the use of imagination, character contemplation and story creation of late, and that before looking at the verse for the IBS I am at this very moment writing and after praying to God to use this verse to give me revelation or guide me as He sees fit in someway I thought about my cravings for fantasy and adventure and decided to toss up a little extra prayer about how nice it would be if He used the verse to give me some advice on the matter. . .

I need to stay off the fiction and stay focused. Like anger, the devil is more than happy to use potential distractions to snag a place in our hearts and lives to use against us, and I shouldn't even be risking something that might distract me from Christ or detract from what little time I have left here at the ranch (free from the distractions of day to day life and the world at large now that I think about it) anyway.

When my mind starts wandering with that overactive imagination and I could be doing or thinking about other, better things of greater importance and/or value, I must take my thoughts to God; just like any other sinful or unholy thought, for what is sinful and unholy but that which separates us from God?

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.

1 comment:

  1. True, and he is always there when your in need