Well today I woke up and just wanted to turn back over and go straight back to bed. And I have to own up to doing that to a certain degree. The fact that I have somewhat flexible working hours meant that I was able to give in to my temptation and roll back over to sleep.
I was thinking about this later on and was thinking that this can sometimes be the way we react to our faith. We are often guilty of this in our Christian life, we assume that we have a plenty of time to do everything we need to do. We think that we will have loads of time to commit to God, loads of time to follow his commands and plans for our lives.
Many times we just give on what we are doing reasoning that we can do it when it is easier for us or when we have more time for it. We are guilty in a Christian sense of just rolling over and going back to sleep because we just can't face another day carrying our cross.
The solution in this is that when we feel like this the reason is that we are relying on ourselves to do it all. We need to learn that our strength comes from Him, that he is the source and provider of everything we need. On the days when we feel like just curling up and hiding from the world we need to pray to God for strength and the ability to go out into the world. When we accept that we are not the ones in control or in power we begin to understand how to allow God into our lives. When we give our lives over to God we can then accept that God has total power in our lives. This means that He will give us what we need to complete each day, what we need to go out into the world and do what we were sent to do. Thank God for that.
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.