Are you tarnished?


Are you tarnished?
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We are all tarnished, but we can be polished.
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Over the years, I have polished my police gear too many times to count. This last week, as I was polishing my brass, I realized how tedious it is to keep it polished, but how great it feels once it’s completed—It’s an everyday process.
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Every day, you have to go through this process to polish your brass, and if you don’t polish it, it tarnishes quickly.
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How many of us go through the same process with daily health and spiritual care? As I continued to polish, my thoughts went to myself and my own self-care.
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Every day, we have to work on individual selves.
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Every day, we have to polish our mind with healthy material.
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Every day, we have to polish our bodies with healthy foods.
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Every day, we have to polish our spirit with fruits from the Lamb of God.
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Every day, we have to polish ourselves to become better.
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I look back at this past year and how strong we have all had to become. Were you trying each day to polish yourself?
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I want you to look at the two belt keepers in the photo. Just because they become tarnished doesn’t mean the brass’s value isn’t still there—It just needs to be polished. It takes a little effort if I wait too long, but if I do it everyday, it’s not that hard to upkeep.
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The same goes for our spiritual wellbeing. Each day we need to polish ourselves. Just because we have become lax in our scripture studies doesn’t mean we don’t understand them.
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Same with prayer. Just because we haven’t prayed in a while, doesn’t mean we don’t know what the blessing are that come from prayer.
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We become tarnished each day if we don’t take time to polish ourselves. We can be restored each day as we choose to be obedient to the word of the Lord.
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When we polish ourselves, we will see the light of Christ in ourselves and others will see the same. They will want to know what you know.
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Hear Him!

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