Who Do I Become When I Hang Out With You?

I never used to pay much attention before. But about a year ago, i had some friends and something happened that made me re-evaluate that friendship. it made me look inwards and take a hard critical look at myself.

I discovered i was changing. I was morphing into a character my environment was creating. I was becoming influenced by the words i was hearing, the attitudes of those i was hanging out with and i had over time, put on a cloak of criticism and condemnation.

I didn’t like it. so i stepped away. i kept my distance and started to learn how to let God clean me up and detoxify me.┬ái didn’t understand how deep it was until┬árecently when the lord started to talk to me again about how our associations can either cover us in grace or take us out of the covering.

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Not That Easy To Be Like Jesus…

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You know how we love the idea of ‘being like Jesus’? we sing it, preach it and pretend to even live it… but you and i know most of the time, we are so far from the real deal…

I read the above bible verse today and i had to pause and think about my life. simple sounding words but powerful enough to strike me in a very deep place.

When people take unfair advantage of me, i am usually motivated to stay away from them not practice the servant life. And i usually don’t pray for those who give me a hard time. But this right here is the core character change Jesus wants us to have.

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