Jesus told the people, "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean'" Mark 7:15, 21-23
Are you clean? Are you a child of God struggling with these sins. Be of good courage you are not alone. Society today has caused many including Gods children to loose hope, peace and most of all strength and faith. I have been in the pool of some of these same sins but I praise God that He is a forgiving God and I can bow down and humble myself, repent and ask for forgiveness knowing that the sin is remembered no more and I can turn away. That is God. No where in the word of God does it say you will not suffer but on the contrary it does say, you will suffer, for My sake. And in that suffering we have a choice. A choice to believe what God says or what the world says. We have the choice to stand in the perfect will of God knowing that yes, we will fail but we can get up and dust off our stuff and move on.
The message is clear that we must guard out hearts, minds and souls. We must allow God to continue to go before us even when all hell is breaking loose around us and in us, do not loose the focus of the mission God has. We must remember that with each blessing there is a curse. With each step you take, the road is not always smooth. The highways and byways are full of people on the fast track to no where all the while mentally thinking that the mission they are on is the important one. Is it? Have you consulted the creator? Have you listened to His promptings for your life?
Remove anything and anyone who will distract you from Gods purpose for your life. Get back into focus even in the storm and remember the storm does pass. Speak goodness, live in the fruits of the spirit. Galatians 5:22-23.