When we consistently make room each week to be entertained by trendy images of zombies, vampires, witches, death, dying , blood, guts, violence and gruesomeness, we make room to be entertained by darkness. Instead, let us make room to consider our freedom of choice in light of what is beneficial, especially towards themes that celebrate life and beauty. Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Why? Because we know that these things speak life to our spirit.
When we cautiously ask God for every detail up front before we set out on our journey of faith, we greatly diminish our ability to trust in God because we actually end up walking by sight and not by faith. Conversely, launching out blindly and zealously without regard for our current obligations is reckless.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Let us ask God for wisdom to live out our faith with just the right amount that we need for every situation.
Scriptures do not record the donkey of Palm Sunday braying to his other donkey friends about how greatly the Lord used him on that special day. One of the greatest disciplines lacking in the Body of Christ today is that of treasuring our sacred moments with the Lord quietly, pondering them in our hearts and stewarding them in holy silence instead of “braying” about them.
Our capacity to consistently carry more of His presence increases when the sacred space within willingly enlarges to accommodate His occupancy. The more we surrender, the more we are filled. We become containers that start to take shape into His likeness, stretching into depth of soul and quality of character.