What God demands, and cheese.
Does anyone actually like cottage cheese?
I don't know why they would. I do apologize, not if this offends you, but if you like it. You are making a grave mistake. It's nasty. It's one of the few foods I abstain from... That makes me sounds like I just binge all the time. It's one of the foods I actively distance myself from.
One of my friends is actually afraid of cottage cheese. She is perfectly justified in her fear. I would say it's rational. Okay (I only spelled okay that way because I couldn't stand to have the red squiggly line under the word. I really like it spelled "Ok") maybe not rational, but I understand.
I've found that often times we get stuck in these mindsets. We get so trapped by our own thinking, we put others, ourselves, and ultimately God in a box. It does no one any good.
And we are masters and justifying it. We say we are keeping ourselves from being hurt by someone because if we give them grace and think they'll change we'll be disappointed. Or we say if we expect to much from ourselves we only will end up being angry at ourselves for failing. And we put boxes on God because it's easier to explain Him when everything He does is physically possible in our minds.
It comes down to lack of faith. I put boxes on people because I don't trust them or have faith that they actually can change.
I shouldn't ever do that. What right do I have to be skeptical.
I put boxes on myself because for so long I've told myself I am not good enough in so many categories and so many areas that I truly started to believe it. I shouldn't do that. God has made me an amazing child of His. I am changed. I am gifted. I need to trust in that. I need to trust in Him.
I can't live a life completely surrendered to the gospel and His will if I don't believe He can do or will do everything He says He will. God heals, I've seen it with my own eyes. Yet still I have doubt when I am praying for God to touch someone.
Lord I believe, but help me with my unbelief.
Jesus I want more of you in my life, I want to live a life in complete submission to you. I don't want a "radical" Christian life, I want complete obedience.
Ryan Waalkes an amazing man of God I was privileged to live with for the last year spoke on the concept of being a radical christian. It's not in the Bible. Jesus doesn't call some of us to "radical" lives and the rest to normal christian lives, He calls us to complete obedience. There is no other standard.
We cannot simple accept the grace of the gospel and ignore what it demands.
"Shall we then go on sinning so that grace may abound even more? God forbid!"
I am afraid because I see so many people I love buy into the idea that once you say a prayer you can live our lives anyway and we will be fine in the end. It's not the picture that Christ shows, it's not what He asks of us. We've made Jesus into this picture of our best friend a nice guy who always forgives.
He is my best friend, He always forgives, but He is a judge. He simply cannot stand sin, He can't be around it. He doesn't tolerate it, and He isn't ok(ay) with us going about our lives ignoring Him.
"Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!"
We need to know this man named Jesus. There is nothing of such great importance. He is absolutely beautiful. If you want a better picture of it just read Song of Songs.
And for the records, I will always have a box around cottage cheese. I know I might sound like a hypocrite but I truly believe cottage cheese was part of the Fall and I will not take part in it.
Goodnight, and thank you. Truly. It means a lot that you read this. Thank you.
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