Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bow Down

It's incredible what a little bit of sickness can do to your body.  While I seem to have avoided the onslaught of Avery Flu 2011, my body is pretty sore and weak feeling.

This has nothing to do with my age thankyouverymuch. 

When your body feels poorly, soon your mind and soul follow, and rotten thoughts begin to cloud your perspective.  You begin to listen to the voices and the whispers that tell you that you aren't good enough or strong enough or wise enough or small enough or big enough. 

You begin to doubt the road you've been traveling and start yelling in your best Garmin voice, "Recalculating! Recalculating!"  

The voices in your head start questioning everything you're doing and why you even bother doing it when you're just too tired to go on.  

Too tired to move to a new job that you felt called to. 

Too comfortable to leave your inner circle of friends. 

Too selfish to tend to the hurts around you.  

Too lazy to take time to study the Word and give Him more than the time of day.  

Too dirty with guilt to feel like you can ask for cleansing. 

In those moments, you better bow down.  And I mean let it all out, get it all out, expose every last weakness and bow down.  

Get on your face and thank the good Lord that He is good.  

Because if you don't bow down, He's going to knock you over.  

And there is nothing you can do when He starts moving.  

When the Sadducees were angry at the apostles for spreading the Word, a Pharisee named Gamaliel reminded the angry crowd with these words, "If this program or this work is merely human, it will fall apart, but if it is of God, there is nothing you can do about it—and you better not be found fighting against God!" Acts 5:38-39

If you are seeking His plan for your life, you better bow down.  You better be prepared to roll up your sleeves, grab ahold of the task, and give it all you've got.  We all have this idea that when He calls us we will bow for a season and then when we've served our time, all will be right with the world again.  

All will never be right with the world again until He returns.  

Your life is not about you.  

When things are bad, you better bow down and wait. 

And when things are good, you better bow down and wait.  

Because if it is the will of God, there is nothing you can do about it.  




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