1Co 11:1 "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ."
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.1Pr 4:18 NIV
To turn towards God is to press into Him; to hold on tightly and embrace every moment of His presence.2Quote: (Screwtape, a senior demon instructing his junior) “The present is the point at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which our Enemy has of reality as a whole: in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them. The future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most completely temporal part of time — for the past is frozen and no longer flows, and the present is all lit up with eternal rays. Hence nearly all vises are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. Do not think lust an exception. When the present pleasure arrives, the sin is already over. We want a whole race perpetually in pursuit of the rainbow’s end, never honest, not kind, nor happy now, but always using as mere fuel wherewith to heap the alter of the future every real gift which is offered them in the present. ” C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
An influence must be different from that which it influences.3Isa 55:6-9 AV Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.