Monday 21 November 2011

(13/30) Hidden Things

For years, I've read the same books to start my day. One of them, by Oswald Chambers, had a pretty cool message for me this week. I'm paraphrasing. He says envy, jealousy, and strife are attitudes/emotions that can sneak up inside us and cause trouble. He says allowing them to hang out in our hearts can cause shame.

Of the three--envy, jealousy, and strife--one catches me over and over. STRIFE.

Another day this week, he writes about "... this simplicity that is in Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3. Chambers shares that even the smallest thought not under the control of the Holy Spirit can cause spiritual confusion. 

A life of simplicity sounds pretty good to me. 

If I begin to guard my heart against envy, jealousy, and especially strife would life become simpler?

I'm thinking so. 

Day One. November 21, 2011. Guarding my heart and mind against strife.

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