|This is my good friend who always greets me with|
a hug & request to ride on my shoulders.
"...and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
This is hit me hard. In a time in my life right now where I am experiencing more change than I probably ever have or ever will I was convicted of how I was being polluted by the world. I realized all these families, employees, children, teachers & people of La Providencia & Siguatepeque were doing a far superior job of keeping themselves from being polluted by the world. Back here I am worrying about what size & color dessert plates I am going to have at my wedding while these people are more concerned for loving the individual next to them regardless of their skin color & regardless of how inconvenient it might be for them.
I was excited when I returned home & shared this with Andrea to find out she felt much the same way as I did. So with that we have been taking a new approach on all this life planning, putting through the lens of James 1:27. We want to make sure we aren't being polluted by the world & getting ourselves wrapped up financially, emotionally & time wise. We know our wedding day is important, but we know more importantly that our God wants us to seek him out in this time of 'joyful chaos'.
You can continue reading about my time in Honduras on La Providencia's blog where I guest posted!
Question: What disciplines do you have in place to keep yourselves from being "polluted by the world"?