Predicting the Weather

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 33

It’s hard to predict the weather. The longer you live in a particular place, though, it gets easier. Not necessarily predicting the day-by-day forecast; rather, you gain a general understanding of the weather patterns. For instance, I know that it can get fairly cold in Savannah, Georgia. I also know that when it does get cold, it will probably get really hot the next day. Truthfully, tracking the four seasons is merely an educational exercise in South Georgia. We only experience two, arguably three, of them for any length of time.

The same is true of people. The more time we spend with people the more we can predict their behavior and responses to certain stimuli. Their attitudes have an effect on our lives. We adapt to the relationships that we are a part of just like we adapt to the weather. The Apostle Paul warned us about choosing our friends wisely. He wrote to the Corinthians that “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character'” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NIV). King Solomon put it this way: “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm” (Proverbs 13:20).

Take some time to track your relationships and see if you might want to make some changes. Maybe it’s time to find some better weather patterns.

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