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Have good posture

For God has revealed his grace for the salvation of the whole human race. That grace instructs us to give up ungodly living and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this world, as we wait for the blessed Day we hope for, when the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ will appear. He gave himself for us, to rescue us from all wickedness and to make us a pure people who belong to him alone and are eager to do good.

Titus 2 : 11 - 14 (GNB)

After reading this passage how do you feel your spiritual posture is? Are you standing up straight? Do you have self-control nailed, and think only Godly thoughts? Maybe you have a slight twinge or crook in your back, but you feel that you are mostly on the right path. Possibly you feel as if you are hunched over and stumble about because of the bad things that are happening in your life.

Whatever your spiritual posture looks like there is always a way to make it better. With God's help even the most crippled hunchback can stand up straight and view life from the angle that God intended.

However as we see in the passage this is something that we need to actively work towards. Where with your physical back you might do exercises prescribed by your doctor. Your spiritual back can be strengthened and straightened by living in the way that God has prescribed.

So what does this Godly prescription look like? How do we improve spiritual posture? First we need to diagnose the cause of the problem, and look at what we are passionate about. Then identify whether they are pleasing to God or not. Once you have diagnosed this, the cure is to reduce and eliminate the harmful ungodly passions from our lives, making room for new fruitful ones. A task that will take dedication and strength to achieve.

Ending our obsession with material things, strengthening our self-control and honing our focus on God will take effort. However the benefits of this effort will be well worth it. Your improved posture will be with you for more than a lifetime! So look after your back and have a great week.

This week's song is Calculate by Everyday Sunday.

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