Thursday, June 12, 2014
2 Corinthians 5:7
“We walk by faith, not by sight.”
Was just moved to tears over a Blog Post that my friend’s daughter wrote. A young girl in her 20’s with conviction! (imagine that?!)
That never gets old.
Her frustration with the state of the Church, the ones led astray. The ones looking for that ‘high’ in place of the relationship. ‘Relationship’ implies highs and lows. Ebbs and flows.
If you’re depending on that buzz…then when it’s not there, you’ll be heading for the hills during your next crisis! Just like your relationship with your friend or spouse, what happens when you’re just not feelin’ it on any given day?
A genuine faith is especially evident when there’s no signs of joy inducing circumstances going on around you. It’s an internal steadiness when the world around you is crumbling. It’s when the bill collectors are calling, and you keep working and trusting in Him.
Our culture is unfortunately addicted to feeling good.
Just like a good tan…it takes a little bit at a time. If you try to do it all in one day, you just get burned and it ends up peeling off.
Invest time in your ‘relationship’. Don’t expect it to happen overnight. Can’t pick it up through the Drive Thru. (I know, you want your Everlasting Gobstopper nowwwww!) Don’t we all?! Invest the time… that way it doesn’t just peel off like a bad sunburn, because you tried to rush it!
If you’re not already doing it, set aside a certain time that you can dedicate to getting in the Word each day to refuel. Be consistent. Watch and see the difference it makes in your reaction to things and crazy people. Trust me, they’re out there people!! ;) (they might even be living in your home!) No comment hubby!