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“So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart” (Ephesians 4:17-18)

Are you tired of political wrangling?  You should be.  Are you tired of the advertising, yelling at you and the world to “Buy, buy, buy?”  Good.  Do not be led by the world, but by the renewing of your mind.  The world is insane because they keep trying different things, which are really the same things, thinking they will bring happiness.  Only the Lord can satisfy what the Lord put into our hearts to satisfy the desires which are in them.  Seek first the Lord and then all other things will take their place.

Lord, this world would keep us in ignorance, but You have come that we may walk in the light of truth.  Open my eyes to see what is true and to see what is false.  Let me not be carried away by the pressures of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind in the truth of the grace You have delivered, once for all.  Keep the light in my mind, heart, and soul alive now and always.

Lord Jesus, You are the light shining in the darkness and as many as see the light receive the power to become children of God.  I have seen the light.  Keep me from ever turning from the light.  Keep me in You now and always so that I would humbly abide in You and You in me.  Guide me in Your goodness to live into this life which You have given me so that I would grow in Your likeness.  Amen.