June 6, 2017: A Heart Grows Harder (Part Two)
Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV)
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.
18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.
19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.
Everywhere Becki Wilson went she found herself finding more and more evidence that seemed to clearly support the statement that there was no God. The more she became convinced in her own mind the better she felt. Her depression lifted, her feeling of significance and value even increased. She was surprised by that because so many of the Christians told her that she could only find meaning and purpose and significance if she found Christ. Well, this was certainly not true because now she was able to think far more clearly and with less distraction.
There was a party at the frat house this weekend and Becki found herself longing for the weekend when she could really let her new attitude about life take its first full flight.
Becki was a top student in her freshman class. She took her studies very seriously and found much pride in her ability to remember facts and figures for tests. She possessed a very strong intellect and there were few in the class that were her match. She even intimidated many Christians who were also great students.
Her cell phone vibrated and she took one look at who it was and she quickly dismissed it. It was a call from her father. Voice told her that her father was among the outdated ones. He would never be able to understand her so why should she give much more energy into their relationship. She determined that she would keep her conversations with her father as brief as possible over the next few months.
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