What is Forming You?

May 19, 2023

Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. —Psalm 119:37

We are shaped by what we consume. It’s true physically. It is also true spiritually. We are all being formed by something–either worthless or valuable. Who or what do you listen to or watch? Listen to these wise words from Henri Nouwen: “The more we come to depend on the images offered to us by those who try to distract us, entertain us, use us for their purposes, and make us conform to the demands of a consumer society, the easier it is for us to lose our identity. These imposed images actually make us into the world that they represent, a world of hatred, violence, lust, greed, manipulations, and oppression. But when we believe that we are created in the image of God himself and come to realize that Christ came to let us reimagine this, then meditation and prayer can lead us to our true identity.” True identity.

If I know who I am, then I will know what to do. I am a beloved son of God with a glorious future. Lord, Turn my eyes from worthless things and give me life through your word.

Tags: prayer, god, image of god, psalm, beloved