Too many people are like bots. They perform tasks and spread unverified ideas automatically, without thinking or discernment.
People are created to be more than a bot being carried around in a human body and controlled by predetermined programming. We’ve been endowed with the freedom and responsibility of choice.
What you allow to go on inside of you (in your mind and heart) impacts you more than what’s going on around you. We need to inwardly regulate and control our desires, thoughts, and feelings — to nurture and embrace good ones and to reject and oppose wrongful ones.
What’s yearning, churning, and burning inside you? Desire for God or rebellion against Him? When there’s little kindness and warmth radiating from people, you can be pretty certain that their heart isn’t on fire for Jesus.
When something important is on fire, people yell to let people know. When your heart’s on fire for Jesus, you gotta tell!
If Jesus is in you,
For more of God.
Grace freely gives us the inner power to avoid being a bot by regulating our desires and doing what God requires.