Sunday, August 30, 2009

Devotional: On Being Mindful

On Being Mindful
by Marsha Iddings

Deuteronomy 32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

"You need to be mindful of your posture", my physical therapist tells me. It is his way of telling me to be constantly aware of how I am sitting and standing.

We are to be constantly mindful of God's presence. We see in Scripture that when people are no longer mindful of God, eventually it leads to them forgetting Him.

When I am constantly mindful of my posture, it helps me avoid certain painful issues. Similarly, when we are constantly mindful of God's presence we are less likely to sin against Him.

Those who do not retain God in their knowlege are on the path to destruction.
Romans 1:28-32 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Always being mindful of God takes work and discipline. I am not always consistent with it and find that those times when I am not mindful of God are the times I am prone to get in trouble.

Are you mindful of God, your Rock? Seek to ever be mindful of Him. Your life will be blessed as a result.

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