Read 2 Corinthians 7:1 MSG
With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God.
Read Romans 12:2 NIrV
Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.
Sin, distractions in life, and our own immaturity often keep us from hearing from God clearly. Our hearts can be in rough shape when we allow those things to take control making it nearly impossible for us to hear God’s voice through the mess and the noise.
Today’s verses remind us how important it is for us to do the hard work of preparing our hearts to hear from God and then to live the life He has called us to. Spend time today in prayer being honest with God and yourself about the condition of your heart. Lean into God’s forgiveness, set your sights on Him, and then listen for His direction.