Not such bad things, eh?
Not bad, that is, unless & until one pays a visit to Merriam who doesn't speak kindly of such things: excessive or unrestrained gratification of one's own appetites, desires, or whims
May I just tell you right here, right now that there are waaaayyyyy too many whims in my life that go unchecked. Since this isn't a confessional in the truest sense, I'll spare you the details (they'd be boring anyway, trust me). Just know that I view far too much T.V., engage in far too much social media, and treat myself to far too many goodies. The braking system in several areas of my life needs re-lining.
I'm about to step into the role of facilitator at a Women's mentoring group through our church. The subject I've selected: obedience. Well, I should have known a life lesson for ME was coming way ahead of what the Lord has in store for the women. What is it we've heard? God will do a work IN you before He does a work THROUGH you.
Like it or not, I'm learning again how to round up my mind's escapees, making note of the fact that the sweet smelling aroma God delights in (2 Corinthians 2:14) is, quickly likely, NOT chocolate chip cookies.
For though we live in the world,
we do not wage war as the world does.
The weapons we fight with are
not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power
to demolish strongholds.
We demolish arguments and every pretension
that sets itself up against the
knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:2-5
Better that, than this ...
Don’t have anything to do with foolish
and stupid arguments, because you know
they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant
must not be quarrelsome but
must be kind to everyone,
able to teach, not resentful.
Opponents must be gently instructed,
in the hope that God will grant them repentance
leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
and that they will come to their senses and
escape from the trap of the devil,
who has taken them captive to do his will.
2 Timothy 2:22-26
Starting today, it is my intention to take a 40 day break from many of the routines of my life - some good, some not-so-good, and some I'm just not sure about in either sense. See you on the other side.