A Weekend of Bundling Up
So I put on six layers of clothes and we braved the cold. Thankfully there wasn't a lot of wind, but the cold still permeated to my very core.
That's the way I've felt lately, just being out in the world. There are many, many things that I can't control - someone's language, their attitude, their beliefs, their hate, anger and depression - and those things weigh on me and try to bring me down with it. This affect on the center of our being then changes how we perceive the world, interact with other people and relate to the Lord.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:6-10
Make this a weekend of bundling up spiritually. Sure, we can put on more layers of clothes to keep warm in the depths of winter, but what are we doing to bundle up against the cold of the world around us? Use the next two days to fortify your heart, your soul and your mind with the Word of God and the truth He gives to prepare yourself for going back out there.
The cold may get in sometimes, but how we warm back up makes all the difference.