“You must influence them; do not let them influence you!” (Jeremiah 15:19) If I said it once, I have said it a thousand times; we are always influenced by something or someone. It doesn’t matter if it is good or bad. The influence is there. That is why Paul says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2) We are inundated every day by the world and just going to church for an hour on Sunday isn’t getting it done. So, what can we do? Look for ways to combat the world. Spend time with real Christian folk, listen to Christian music, read the bible daily, meditate on God’s word, join a small group, the list goes on and on. The devil wants to keep you way from God and he is doing a good job of that through worldly things. Pay attention, focus on God and the things above – not the things of this world. God Loves Ya 😉