I think I need a vacation....my bad attitude is rearing it's ugly head again. When I began writing this I thought it was sufficiently dead for at least a moment. I was wrong.....
Golly, we gotta put our eyes on Christ when life is hectic. We have to put our eyes on Him when life is slow. We have to put our eyes on Him and remember He is why we're here if we ever want to be delivered from any evil junk that is in us.
You know that verse Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 15:19-20. The Message version is particularly enlightening:
Jesus replied, “You, too? Are you being willfully stupid? Don’t you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. That’s what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or not washing your hands—that’s neither here nor there.”
Back to my Saturday night and my bad attitude. When God can't get through to us via our mind and gentle suggestions, then something else has to happen to switch our focus onto Him. A sick child is always a good one -- not saying God made my son Hawk sick, but it sure gets my attention when he is running a 105 temperature.
So Saturday night my attitude evaporated when my son was listless and hot and not himself. My mind got quickly back on God because my son needed God's healing.
I realize this blog post is a mess this morning....welcome to my brain. I'll leave it.