A Friendly Reminder

grazing sheep“Dear friends, I have written as a reminder to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.” Peter was asking them to not let their thinking slip backward (2 Peter 3:1-2).
Sheep usually don’t run away. They slowly stray. Their heads are down as they eat grass and simply keep going until they’re full. This could be hundreds of yards away from the watchful eye of their loving and protective shepherd!
You don’t just fall! You let your thinking wander, a little today, a little more tomorrow and before you know it, you’re ready to fall into the pit of your drug of choice. Stimulate your thinking by remembering the truths God specifically gave you. If you’ve taken the weekend off from listening to Jesus in the Word, get back in it!
Those who fall stop doing the things Jesus gave them to do to be and stay free. Use today as friendly reminder to put your head up. Have you begun to stray into situations where you are vulnerable to repeating the sinful behavior the Spirit wants to replace with Christ-like character? If so, repent (turn around toward Jesus), ask forgiveness for the bad choices you made and then in the Spirit’s power obey the truths Jesus gave you.
Better to get back now, than stray greater and greater distances where even more trouble awaits.
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