This post should be called The Lord, the Weed eater and the Milk to follow this post because I really heard the Lord speaking to me this morning while I was weed eating the yard. As I was doing my usual delightful yard work I was thinking of the things that I would hire out for if I could. I really do enjoy mowing the front lawn and weed eating feels like a fresh haircut or when I get my eyebrows waxed by my stylist. You just get this renewed feeling where everything feels as it should be.
I wish that I got that same sense when I swept the floor or dusted the furniture. Yes, I do like it clean I just don't want to be the one who has to do it. I like it when the closets are organized I just don't want to make the effort to do it.
I know this is a stretch for the imagination, but we cannot hire out for our spirituality either. Yes, there are lots of things you could pay someone to do, but we cannot hire out going to church to fellowship with our Christian brothers and sisters. We cannot hire someone to read our Bible to find out what pleases the Lord. Yes, sometimes when I am in a slump I would like to hire someone to go to church in my body to take notes for me, but this is not what the Lord wants from me. We each are responsible for our walk with the Lord and we each will be called to account for our life, whether close to Jesus or not. So we may can hire out for those dishes or that yard work, but we cannot hire out for our relationship with Jesus.
So what is the point of this post: to challenge myself to look at my walk with the Lord and to ask where I need that eyebrow waxing, weed eaten refreshment. . . that renewed feeling of everything is as it should be. Where are the areas that I would rather hire out with my Lord? Those are the areas that the Lord wants us to grow in. The result is not a read Bible or to be able to complete Bible drill. . .the result is a peace that surpasses all understanding. It is a knowledge of the Lord and His will for our life. The result is a love relationship with the Lord because you know that He loves you and is in control of your life.
Ok, I am finished preaching. I hope that this word encouraged you as it did me. Ok, now back to dusting, sweeping and doing the laundry. :)