Yo all, check out the blog by Andy Mack to see a balanced critique of my views on favorites.

Blessed are the undefiled in the way

Who walk in the law of the LORD. – Ps. 119:1

We’re so easily defiled. I watch a movie in the afternoon or evening, and for the rest of the night I find myself re-thinking the specific parts in that movie that are defiling. The movie shows a scene or makes a remark once, and I re-run it in my head hundreds of times. That’s just one manifestation of the problem we humans seen to have with deployment. But God offers us so much more! Blessed! To be blessed! That’s the goal of every human, isn’t it? What does it mean to be blessed? Happy, well-off (not materially), just all-around good! What the *&%$ am I doing fooling around with this silly, vain stuff that the world is after when infinite joy is offered me?

The funny (or sad) thing is that I’ve said this to myself and others many times before. I know this stuff very well already. Every time I put this into practice properly I do experience this blessedness I am promised. The sin living in me is so great! Even though I know all of this I still fool around with petty, shallow, defiling thoughts and words and actions, forsaking the One who’s offered me all the blessedness I could even imagine, and who died to bring them to me…

It’s so good that God is gracious…if I were Him, I would have struck me dead long ago…

So what to do??? I’ve spent so much time in wasted stuff…I’ve gotta commit myself. But how? Through plans and accountability…but first through prayer…

regimented Bible study and prayer times are helpful…

Well, that’s what’s been on my mind all night. It’s good to get this stuff out…thanks all, g’night!

Matthew