Keeping Purity in our Motives

My husband just told me of an interview with a major league baseball player who was telling of his experiences as a youth playing the game.  There was fun and purity expressed (which is God being expressed) early on.  As he progressed, he probably had to watch for aggression, competition and ego.   That is true in everything in life when we stray from God and allow worldly ways to take over.  The fun then disappears.

To keep my focus straight, I have to remember where everything Good comes from and it is certainly not me.  Isaiah 26:3 reads “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind (both its inclination and its character) is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”

As I strive to stay near Him, I realize I never have to face a challenge alone because I can never, ever be separated from God, Good, but I have to constantly be aware of giving Him the glory as well as my problems.

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Purity and Innocence

As I was talking with a friend this morning, we discussed purity and innocence.  After hanging up the phone, I began to really ponder this idea that God’s creation had to be pure and innocent if it reflected Him!  As I prayed with this thought, a certain freedom came over me as I claimed this for myself as my true sense of being!  God is Love; therefore He loves all in Spirit and in Truth.

In 1 Peter 1:8, it reads, “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

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