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Saturday, March 29, 2014
March 29, 2014
Today's Photograph . . . . Things That May Be A Threat To Your Spiritual Survival And Avoid Them (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (NIV)
Thoughts Because we are made from the material of this Earth, it should be no surprise that we have a natural affinity for this Earth. We are connected to it by gravity. We are connected to it by the things we eat, which come out of this Earth.
Have you ever noticed how often you look at the ground? We learn to do that from a very early age. We fall down frequently; this conditions us to look down at the ground (or the floor) so that if we fall, we can anticipate it and know to brace ourselves for the impact.
Looking at this world quickly becomes second nature; and the habit of looking at it so often prevails. We all do it. We look at our immediate circumstances, and we fail to connect with the Creator God who breathed His breath into us. We fail to contemplate that, even though we have earthly bodies, we are made for Heaven.
As Christians, we need to train our eyes to look at Whom we're seeking a connection with. We should be reinforcing that heavenly nature by gazing at spiritual things.
Action Point Every creature that is connected to this Earth has a physical survival instinct. Christians must cultivate their spiritual survival instinct. Assess those things that may be a threat to your spiritual survival and avoid them, just as you would avoid anything that threatens your physical survival.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day Hunters must overcome the habit of looking at the ground in front of us, and train ourselves to look across the surface of the Earth so that we'll see the deer out there 50 or 100 yds away. You'll miss almost everything if you're constantly looking at the ground in front of you.