What do I pick up? There is the dishwasher that needs emptying, the laundry that needs folding, the floor that needs sweeping since apparently my dog has made it his life’s mission to become hairless! Then there is the dust… but as long as no one touches it every item in my home can just be assumed a nice cozy shade of grey! So obviously I opted for the lap top.
We are all surrounded by choices as to what we will pick up and carry with us each day. For me what should be an easy choice often isn’t. Every day, every moment I can choose to pick up faith… or fear. Both beg to be picked up, both know my name and shout it loudly. Do you know this call too?
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:17
If God is not giving me fear… why, good golly, am I picking it up!!!!?????
Ephesians 1:19-20 …and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of the mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead…
See that “for us”… what’s for us? GREAT POWER and incomparably so! And as if He knew we would still doubt He explains just how great of a power He give us!! God says, dear one its the raising of the dead kind of power!
Why do I think He used that explanation? Not only does it exemplify intense power of the mightiest kind but it also informs me that anything I thought dead, too far gone, impossible, anything I failed rather than nailed He is able to redeem, restore, make new, and breath new life into a second chance.
If I picked up fear He says it’s not the end of the world My child, just put it down and pick up faith. It’s that easy and it’s that hard. But the choice is ours. Nothings being forced into our hands but both fear and faith are knocking at the door of our hearts every moment of every day. What will we let in.
Ephesians 1:22 states everything is under His feet. There is nothing I face that my God is not in complete control over. The enemy wants me to take my eyes off Jesus because then I forget the tomb is empty. I forget He rolled away the stone. Than I forget that same power is for me if I’ll have it. Then the enemy can start to threaten to roll up over me all the stones in my life that My God has already placed beneath His feet!!
How dare the enemy do such a thing! But in Jesus, the enemy has no power over me that I don’t give him so lets decided together that right this moment we will LOCK our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith and refuse to look away so as not to allow the enemy to steal any more ground to that which Jesus has called us to.
Today, let’s pick up well. As for me it’s time to put down the lap top and make ground on clearing what hinders because in good faith I’m pretty sure my furniture has not always looked this shade of grey!!
Independent Read: Hebrews 12:2