Today’s entry from My Utmost for His Highest quotes a portion of Malachi “Take heed to your spirit that you do not deal treacherously”. Chambers goes on to say “Our state of mind is powerful in its effects. It can be the enemy that penetrates right into our soul and distracts our mind from God. There are certain attitudes we should never dare indulge. If we do, we will find they have distracted us from faith in God. Until we get back into a quiet mood before Him, our faith is of no value, and our confidence in the flesh and in human ingenuity is what rules our lives.”
On this Madison Avenue marketing day, as we look for great deals on things we ‘need’, what will you do to demonstrate you are a person of faith?
Let someone with less in their arms go ahead of you in line?
Give money to the Salvation Army bell ringers?
Slow down and smile at the store employees dealing with people who are way too intense and frantically grabbing at items to get the most and the best?
Pause while you are in line to thank the One who gave you the ability to breathe, stand, carry, think, earn money, etc.?
Any or all would probably be a way to battle the ‘attitudes we should never dare indulge’.
As I’m getting ready to pile into the car for a shopping extravaganza these are great reminders for me, so I’m sharing them with you. Let me know how your day went; I’ll be praying.