I was able to spend some good time in the Word today and loving every minute of it. I wish so much that I could just spend hours just digging into God's Word. I have been doing a Kay Arthur study on my own on Ephesians. I have studied this Book in the Bible before but never have the truths come alive as they have over the course of this study. Here is a little peek at what I studied today..http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/Precept/archives.asp?bcd=8/1/2008.
I love Kay Arthur! She is a woman of the Word and I love the hard truths that she sets before us. Today I was confronted with the Truth that I am to "walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind." And then to realize why the Gentiles are futile in their thinking is because their hearts have been hardened and they have become callous. (Eph. 4:17-18)
Oh, how I pray that I would not become callous but that I would be "renewed in the spirit of my mind." (Eph. 4:23).
Guard your mind!! Keep your mind under control! Think with the mind of Christ. We are to walk in Christ-likeness in every aspect of our lives.
I admit that lately I have allowed my mind to be more like the world than like Christ.
"I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Thy Word is Truth." John 17:15-17