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The apostle Paul prayed that the Philippians would grow in “discernment to know what really matters so that they will be presented as pure and blameless on the day of Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-10 HCSB)

My husband spent the last several weeks unsubscribing from mailing lists so that he would stop receiving spam emails.

Me? I spend the first couple minutes at my computer deleting the long list of junk messages. It’s not like they really affect my life. So what if I have 50 emails Monday morning simply because I didn’t check all weekend?

Kevin’s inbox is almost completely free from random solicitations. Mine, however, overflows and floods my computer screen.

When Kevin receives an email, he knows its contents have a purpose and directly relate to him. It took him time and effort to delete his email from the accounts, but the results were worthwhile because he de-cluttered his life.

If we don’t take the time to remove the things from our lives that distract us, we never gain traction to a pure life.

The apostle Paul prayed that the Philippians would grow in “discernment to know what really matters so that they will be presented as pure and blameless on the day of Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:9-10)

I’m not speaking specifically toward emails here. It’s just an example to get us thinking. Television shows empty of truth dirty my life. Music idealizing worldly possessions revert my attention away from Christ.

I wonder, what else clutters our life and disguises itself as important?

Almighty Father, please show me the areas where the clutter of life is distracting me from living a pure and blameless life for Your glory.

By Renae, Tennessee