Tuesday, May 24, 2011
You say . . . "We will ride on fast horses" -- but those who pursue you will be faster.
I loved the words Beth Moore used today so I'm going to share them with you.
Without God's intervention in our lives, we all tend to be pigheaded. We want to boss ourselves, but let's face it: bossing ourselves is a ticket to slavery. We need to consider carefully the impending disaster that awaits those who bear the marks of a rebellious child--one who:
1) Doesn't act like a child of God.
2) Isn't willing to listen to instruction.
3) Prefers illusions over truth.
4) Relies on oppression.
5) Learns to depend on deceit.
6) Runs from real answers.
Clay that insists on acting like the Potter will inevitably end up in pieces.
Why is it when I'm trying to find a way out of doing something (going to Africa for two months) I find these gems being thrown at me? Today I woke up wanting to run the other way and say "No. We shouldn't go." And now I hear that means I am following #2 and #6 and also taking the clay back into my hands.
Why am I wanting to turn the other way today? Just overwhelming the things that need to be done in preparation. The dress code which means shopping and/or sewing. The unknown of how we'll handle the food sensitivities. Okay...now I'm stepping slightly into #3...oppression. I know these thoughts are not from God. These are mine and Satan is using them to plant seeds of doubt and fear.
I will choose to let God be the Potter. He knows I have a tendency to be a rebellious, fearful child when it is the unknown so I must make a full effort to choose otherwise.