Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Does this house seem a little lop-sided to you, or is it just me? I don't know, I guess I like everything to be symmetrical, and where I expect it to be. We are all creatures of habit, we like life to be predictable and easy to handle. This will never work once you become a Christian. The only way that God can get our attention sometimes is to shake things up royally, and then we get His message. We don't like to have our stuff rearranged. By "stuff," I mean our old way of life and thinking.
Maybe before our salvation it was ok to dislike someone, and not speak to them. Jesus calls us to respect and to make peace. We don't want to allow our pride to be hurt, but God sees it in a totally different light. He sees the friction that our negative feelings are causing in our lives and in the other person. Someone else wants this "friction" to continue, and he ain't pretty.
"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." Psalm 55:22 When we lean on God with all that we have, He becomes that firm foundation that we can stand on. Stepping out of our assumed comfort zone, and into the arms of our creator-redeemer brings challenges, but oh so much more LIFE! Beyond our wildest expectations! Don't stay in a so called safe place, jump forward into the incredible life that Jesus has!