Monday, August 30, 2010

lackadaisical.

inspiration: my lackadaisical walk with Christ.

I guess it's normal to get into a "funk" in our walk with Christ. We slowly get consumed with the day-to-day tasks and to-do lists and our quiet time alone with God slowly gets pushed further and further down the list of priorities.

I'm very guilty of this and I have definitely been here lately. I notice it in my attitude and in my overall physicality. I'm tired, bored, a little more short-tempered than normal. And I can't help but think it's because I'm not healthy spiritually.

I've loosened the grip on my moral rope, I think. I find myself saying things that don't reflect the heart of Christ; listening to music that doesn't praise Creation or the Creator; making inappropriate jokes and not treating people with the love of Christ.


For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
--Ephesians 5:8-11


I need a definite attitude and perspective change. I need to go from being focused so much on myself and things that are not important to shifting my nature and heart to that of Christ.


Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
--Philippians 2:3-11


I pray for blessings and peace. I pray I can focus on my relationship with Christ and all the daily blessings I take for granted.


Finally, 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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
--Philippians 4:8-9

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