This says so much. The relationship we have with the Lord is not as strong as it could be each time we make a compromise in our faith. I am certainly not anywhere close to perfect and I know that, whether it's allowing yourself to be around people you know deep down you should not be around, or even giving in to anger or being rude to someone because they are rude to you. Compromises in our faith are made each time we give in or do something we know does not accord with God- sometimes we can talk ourselves into thinking it is okay, but in our heart we know the truth.
Compromises are different for everyone according to what we struggle with, and everyone struggles. I think it's a wonderful thing to get help in avoiding even thinking about compromising by praying and asking the Lord to give us strength to be true to Him over anything else!
I love the reminder of this, because I know that each time I overcome a struggle or temptation to compromise- in whatever it may be- I am showing God that my relationship with Him is the core of my life, and that I made the choice to please Him. Afterall, how unimportant and small any temptation is compared to a beautiful relationship with our Savior! Compromising is hurting God and why would we want to be a part of that?
Growing up, I have always been told that one of the most wonderful ways to keep our relationship with our God strong and first in our lives is to hate what He hates and love what He loves. I have grown in this and am so thankful to have the knowledge to make it my goal to live by this, because no compromise comes anywhere close to the sweetness of knowing Jesus.
Blessings to you!!
Wishing y'all a joyful weekend!
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