'...after you have done everything...stand...' Ephesians 6:13 NIV
The pollution in our environment is not just actual environmental pollution. There's also a pollution which can invade our attitudes, thoughts and behaviour. This list of this bad stuff is found in Colossians 3:5-9.
But God has given us protective clothing so that we won't get contaminated. Listen: '...clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive... a grievance against someone...And over all these virtues put on love...' (Colossians 3:12-14 NIV). It's highly recommended that we get dressed in these holy clothes every day.
Ships sail on water, but if the water starts getting in, even a battleship will sink. So today, go forward through the murky waters of life without allowing them to get into your hull. God's destiny for you is that you go the distance and get to your final destination safely.
So what now? Start each day with this prayer: 'Father, thank you for all the blessings in my life. As I get ready for today, protect me, strengthen me, use me to bless the people around me. Let me see the world through your eyes. May your Word and your presence overflow from my life, neutralising all the pollution of pride, insensitivity, anger and failure. My hope is in you, not anything in this world, so I step out in the knowledge that you see all I do, and that my life will make a difference. Amen'
Soulfood: 2 Sam 14:21 - 17:13, Matt 26:14-25, Ps 123, ov 18:13-16