“So get rid of all immoral behavior and all the wicked things you do. Humbly accept the word that God has placed in you. This word can rescue you”

James 1:21 (God’s Word Translation)

This is one of those easier-said-than-done type verses. All of us seem to have ‘things’ we say or do that we know are not pleasing to God. But it does help to know the reason it is not pleasing; God wants our lives to flourish and those ‘things’ opposeĀ our true happiness.

Looking at bad websites hinders our view and enjoyment of the opposite sex. Gossip makes us become negative and less attractive to be around. Our ‘things’ feel good. But, whatever ourĀ ‘things’ may be, big or small, are like weeds choking out what God wants us to blossom into.

He doesn’t expect us to be “sinless”, just strive to “sin less”.


Heavenly Father, give me the strength to go to war with my bad habits. I can’t win, but You can if I continue to confess and hand my ‘things’ over to You. Allow who I am to flourish. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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