Wednesday, August 29, 2007

wake-up call

There are many reminders we'll run into that while we live in a good world as God's world, yet it's a fallen world. It's fallen in that people are naturally prone to choose what amounts to our own way rather than God's will and there are consequences for the choices we make- and for a host of other reasons.

For us in Jesus we're awake, and at times this can be painful, though that's the kind of pain that's good. It warns us of the danger ahead if we proceed, or the pain lets us know we've fallen "into the ditch" of sin. Yes, sin. Pity the person or people who have no pain, "no fear". But just keep on truckin' in ways that are not conducive to them as humans made in God's image and meant to be in relationship to the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as well as to each other, in the love as spelled out in God's word.

This wake-up call is most definitely for our good. I'm so glad for friends who are present to help me in my own struggles with prayer and good counsel. The wake-up is of course, for our good. Then we can learn to proceed in the good way, in Jesus, what is the good, pleasing and acceptable to God. Of course this is ongoing in this life, so as soon as we think we've arrived, we'll be in for another wake-up call, soon.

Anyone out there have anything to say on "wake-up calls"?

4 comments:

NaNcY said...

Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD.

Psalm 25:7

God bless you, my brother.

Allan R. Bevere said...

Ted:

A good post that reminds us that Christianity is not a private endeavor. I need the community to hold me accountable and assist me as I journey with them as a follower of Jesus.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy, Amen, sister, and blessings on you.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, Allan. Yes, the older I get, the more I realize that to be true in experience, as well as understanding it better from scripture.