SELECTIVE LISTENING

11292016 Wednesday

“That in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Ephesians 4:22-23).

How many hours do you give each day to reading the morning paper, perusing partisan charged editorials online, watching 24-hour news networks, allowing the “shapers of thought” to influence your thinking? Compare that to the amount of time given to the messaging God would have us hear through word, proclamation, and prayer. We can choose to focus on that which distracts, discourages, and upsets or we can turn it off and choose, instead, that which brings peace of mind, a calm spirit, and hope for the future.

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