You adulterous people don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. (James 4:4)
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This passage has got me to thinking… If I were to die tomorrow, what would my life say about me? Would people see me as a friend of God or a friend of the world? Would people know that I lived my life for God’s purpose?
This week I’m taking the time to evaluate if I’m a friend of the world or a friend of God. I can really only occupy one position. I can’t do both at the same time.
I’m taking inventory on my life and trying to see what ways I’m befriending the world and becoming an enemy of God. I so desire to serve God in every aspect of my being but all too often I fall short. This sinful nature continues to fight me on a daily basis. So each day I must take the time to evaluate where my time is spent. If I spend more time with the Lord won’t that in itself increase my ability to be a friend of God.
Don’t we often become like those things or people we spend time with. So if that’s the case, will I not become more Christlike as I increase my time in the Word, in worship, in prayer, in memorizing Scripture, in Bible study, in godly friendships, and in conversation that pleases the Lord.
When I get to the end of my life I want people to be able to say “she had more of Jesus in her than anything else. She loved God with all her heart, all her soul, and all her strength.” I want my boys to leave my home being able to say that “Mom is the most Christlike person I know.” But in order for them and for others to be able to do this. I must spend more time with the Lord. I must decrease so that He can increase in my life. I’m looking for more of Jesus so I can give more of Jesus. He’s all that really matters. And He is everything I’m living for.
Come with me on a journey this week! Let’s look at some different aspects of our lives and evaluate where we are at. Let us seek to put God in His rightful place in our lives! I’m starting with the two social medias I use the most…
1. My Facebook Profile
If someone were to look at my profile, what would they see? Would they see that I complained a lot? Would they see me put others down? Would they see me as judgmental? Or would they see that I loved Jesus with all my heart? What does your Facebook page say about you?
2. My Twitter Account
If someone were to take a look at my twitter account, what would they find? Would they find someone complaining about the government and how it’s run? Or would they find a person praying for change? Would there be one liners that add to their life or take away from it?
This is just a start to the inventory I’m taking. What does your life say about you? Does your Facebook account glorify God or the world? Do your one liners on Twitter edify the body of Christ or tear it down? Wednesday I will give you a few more areas that I’m looking at.
Dear Father God, I pray that You will show me where I have put the world and it’s desires before You. Please renew my mind daily and help me to focus on what it means to live for You! May the desires of this world and all that it has to offer slowly fade away, as I continue to hand my life over to You!
Choosing to be a Friend of God,