Day 31 - James 4:7-8

2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD

James 4:7-8

7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

What does it mean to be “double-minded”? This condition en- ables you to get the worst of all worlds; you experience a kind of chronic, low-level, hidden debauchery so you’re frustrated by all the fun you think that major-league debauchery professionals are having. Yet you get just enough spiritual-religious input so you have chronic, low-level guilt about the amount of depravity you are maintaining.

How do you pursue this goal? Get sporadic spiritual input. Go to church sometimes. Read the Bible once in a while—but without clarity about how you want it to shape your mind. Pray sporadically—when you’re in trouble. But then mostly ll your mind with the things that everybody else in your culture fills their minds with. Just keep channel-surfing. (GICTYT, p. 88)

What does it mean for you to resist the devil, pursue God and reject the “double-minded” life? 

Prayer Time

2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response