Friday, February 1, 2019

All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.   Philippians 3:15 NIV

My garbage has been deemed unacceptable by the town. I got notices on my can telling me this. I wonder if someone in to Sanitation has too much time on their hands? I did break the rule unknowingly. I had paper in my can that cannot be recycled.

Such things were never a problem was I was young. The garbage men came and took whatever you put out. Simply. Easy. Now I feel as if I have to practically gift wrap my garbage so it will pass inspection! My Town decided they will no longer take glass containers and we have to drive 12 miles to a drop off center.

I'm sure my neighbors who work full time aren't going to do this. In fact one of them told me she wouldn't. I guess she will get unacceptable on her can too. I decided to do what is asked, but no one likes having services taken away, especially when taxes are so high. Sorting through my garbage isn't my ideal way of spending my time.

Maturity says do what is necessary and move on. Paul is speaking about this to the Philippians. He wants them to know that giving their all is what it takes to follow Jesus.

 I love how our friend Paul is factual in his approach with the Philippians. He wants them to realize as adults, each of them must commit to pressing close to Jesus in order to stay true to Him. He isn't concerned though. He is sure God will show them the way. I love his assurance here, about God making things clear.

And if God did this for the Philippian church, He will do the same for you and I. God is not a respecter of persons and it's comforting to know God will keep us. When we seek God above all other things, He guides us into all truth.

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