Friday, October 26, 2012
We often ask 'Why?' or 'What is going on?' Our power went out this morning and I thought these very phrases. After a few minutes, an ambulance and fire trucks raced down the street. I therefore got a better picture of the problem and shifted my focus a little less off of my needs.
Sometimes we can see later why something happened but not always. We have to see that whether it is sorrow or joy that is brought to us, it has a purpose in refining us. Our life's journey is not just a survival mission but one of transforming us into who we are meant to be in Christ. We are sometimes called to do our part for the Kingdom and reject what our flesh would prefer.
Our human nature tends to want to put our needs first but that's not what the Bible teaches. My friend has a bracelet with 'THIRD' written on it. She says it is a reminder to put God first, others second and yourself third.
We each play a part in this whole world so when we shift our minds off just ourselves, we will more clearly see a bigger picture. One day we will see the masterpiece of the Master in all its wonder.