Friend or Enemy of God ~ Pt. 3
Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. (Revelation 22:12-13)
Monday, I shared with you some thoughts about what my Facebook and Twitter accounts have to say about my relationship with the Lord. If you would like to take a look at that post you can read it here, Friend or Enemy of God ~ Pt. 1 Wednesday I shared some thoughts on what my Bible, conversations, emails, and books reveal about my relationship with the Lord. You can read that post here, Friend or Enemy of God ~ Pt. 2 Today let’s look at a few more things. My hope is that we can further evaluate where God would like to use us through the different activities we daily participate in.
1. My Music
Would my music show a desire to grow close to my Savior? Does my music say that I love God and want to worship Him? Is the music I listen to safe for my mind and have the ability to move my spirit to greater depths in the Lord?
2. My Screen Time (TV, Movies, phone, computer, etc.)
What would be on my DVR? Are the shows I record honoring to the Lord and His Word? Am I being productive with my time? Would my screen time show a heart after God and His Word?
3. My Health
If someone dissected my body, would they find a body that glorified God? Would they find a body that took seriously the responsibility of being the Temple of the Holy Spirit? Or would they find laziness, a lack of discipline, and disease?
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
4. My Family and Friends
If someone were to interview the people who I love, would they hear positive feedback? Would they hear that God’s grace was present in my life? Would they talk about joy, love, and God’s peace? Would people know who my Savior is?
I think this is the final test to whether people would think I’m a friend of God or of the world. What people say about me is a reflection of what they see in me? If people don’t see Jesus in me, then I need to change the way I think, I behave, and I speak. I need to be a better reflection of Christ. People can only see in me what I take the time to put in my heart!
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Dear Father God, I pray I pass the test of being your friend and not a friend of this world. Lord, this world has nothing to offer me but you have offered me everything! Please help me to be satisfying in your sight. I pray that you will create in me a clean heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:10). May I live to please you alone! And may I live to receive eternal rewards!
Attempting to Serve God with All My Heart,
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