Rain pours down so quickly the ground can't absorb it. Excess hits the streets in Oklahoma and, along with the water, crushed Mountain Dew cans, discarded cigarette packaging and miscellaneous debris gathers curbside. If not for the metal grate covering the opening of the hole to the water pipelines, all that debris would end up inside the drain pipes and eventually cause a major blockage.
As we take in the worldview of things--the ologies, isms, and theories, it is necessary that we maintain a drainage control of our own spirituality. Otherwise, our minds, faith, system of beliefs may meet the same fate as an unprotected drain. Best we do that by the constant study of God's Word. And anything that doesn't get caught in the screening process could be viewed as worthy of keeping and sending on through the system. Culture and society's pressures are as crushed cans and collected debris.
I noticed something on my daily walk with my hubby yesterday. We were rounding a culdesac and there in the middle of the road was two large freshly formed puddles from the rainstorm that morning. One was slowly but clearly trickling down into a drain. The other was forming a circle of water around an island of dark green stagnant remains of other recent storms. The pavement didn't angle enough. The water had no place to go. It was at the mercy of the sun to evaporate over time. With so little sun in the past few weeks, it had simply stagnated.
I think as a Christian I can become like that flow of water runoff. I can flow quickly and rapidly down the pipes of purpose for my life as my useless thoughts, intentions and motives are caught in the grate of God's grace. Sometimes I find my life like the stagnant water--going no where, doing nothing--lying in wait of the Son. I'm only as useful as He deems merciful enough to use as He recycles my wasted moments, fearful timidity, and idle hands.
Sometimes, I feel like what I am doing is not doing anything at all. I wonder as I sit here typing day after day. What glory is this to my Lord? I'm taking care of my husband. Nothing else. Watching over him, serving him, meeting his needs. I know that is what God wants me to do, but I think, is this enough? Is it? What more--other than praying--can I do to glorify Him at this time?
"Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." Psalm 50:15.
All He wants is that I call unto Him in my day of trouble. In it He will deliver me. And somehow, miraculously, in ways I cannot comprehend, I glorify Him. And as I face the Son with what I can offer, He takes it and uses it. He transforms my faith into His glory. In that I must rest today. selahV
BY THE WAY...an introspective peek into the SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD can be found by reading the most engaging testimony of a friend who answered a question I posted on SelahV's Questions. See what Karen has to say and please feel free to post your own answer. selahV
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