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We live in a world where updates are offered continually as bugs in software are being revealed and security threats are discovered.

It’s just like us and our walks with Christ.

We easily get bogged down with the cares of this world, and our minds become dull after steadily absorbing the negativity in the world around us. Our thinking becomes prone to the attacks of satan and we don’t hear God speaking to us on a daily basis anymore.

We need to implement a constant upgrade cycle in order to keep the mind of Christ in the forefront position.

Daily prayer time, bible reading, and consistent church attendance are vital to keeping sharp and alert as to what is happening in the Kingdom around, and within us.

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (Romans 12:2 AMP)

The default setting of humanity is conformity. It takes consistent hard work to make the transition from being easily influenced, to influential.

For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. (1 Corinthians 2:16 AMP)

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The Importance of Rest

While we were packing up camp yesterday, Caleb fell fast asleep on Angela. The little guy was completely out of it, so Angela laid him down on the bed in the motorhome. I looked at him in amazement, first because he’s so stinkin’ cute ;), and secondly because I realized how intriguing it is that we are all born with an on-board energy renewal process. Our energy is renewed as we rest.

Once we got home and got the kids in bed, I mentioned to Angela that I had a very relaxing weekend. It wasn’t super adventurous, we didn’t even bring the dirtbikes (originally to my demise.) However, I realized once we got settled in, that Angela knew what our family needed.

An extended weekend of relaxation.

I never realized how run down I really was until this weekend.

I had booked Thursday and Friday off work which transitioned the “long weekend” into an “extra long weekend,” and it was just what we all needed.

So with that let me remind us of a few things;

Our wives know us best, and more often than not, they are right. 😉

We need to put our feet up every once in a while and relax.

Over and out!

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