“Many of us have one foot in the church and one foot in the world and there is soon coming a time when you cannot do that anymore!” ~ PK – Restoration Fellowship
I say bring conviction or crisis, or come quickly Lord Jesus!
Fathering Relationship Word Focus
The Apostle Paul addresses the issue of “spiritual restrictions” with the Corinthian believers and we would do well to heed his advice to them. He says they are restricted by their own affections. This statement should bring us to examine our hearts and where our affections lie.
2 Corinthians 6:11ff
11 O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open. 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. 13 Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open.
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God….
[pullquote]Restricted by your own affections.[/pullquote]
Fathering Relationship Quiz
We can find out quickly where they lie by asking ourselves these few questions and writing down our answers for further personal review and prayer;
* Where do I spend my money on entertainment?
* What do I eat or drink consistently that is not specifically for nourishment?
* Where do I spend my time off?
* Are my relationships building me spiritually or drawing me away from God?
* What are my boundaries for my eyes and ears? (Music/Television/Reading)
Fathering Relationship Write and Review
As we honestly and thoroughly complete this self-examination we may find it to be very telling of what it is that hinders us from a deeper, more intimate relationship with our Eternal Father.
Please be watching for Part II of this blog that is focused on the prize that comes with change and re-prioritizing our lifestyle.
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