Wednesday, January 26, 2022

What defines us and what defiles us... and praying for indifference.

 It's been almost two years since I've written anything for this blog. Maybe it will be the same length between today's post and my next, but I had two things on my mind today that I wanted to write down and typing is easier, and more legible, than writing.

The first comes from today's Lectio 365 app where they are discussing Mark 7:14-19. 

What defines us and what defiles us?

For the Jews in Jesus' day, it was food. But Jesus declares all food clean in this passage (praise God!). 

So what should define us as Jesus followers and what is it that defiles us?

I'm pondering that today.

Second, I read a chapter in Ruth Barton's book, Strengthening the soul of your leadership, that talked about developing discernment to hear God's voice and know his will. One thing she tells us to do is to pray for indifference. That is, pray that we will be indifferent to anything and everything other than God's will.

That is a tough prayer to pray, but I will make it mine today.

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