It’s been along time since I have posted anything but I am back at it again. (hope that’s a good thing). I could go in to detail about how I ruined a family vacation, had a sister-in-law pass away, or ruined a one on one trip with my wife, or about being obedient to God selling off all our non essential stuff, cramming what was left into a little trailer to move to Oregon. but that would be really boring….
Instead I want to share with you about what God has shown me out of all of this….. Its all about becoming dead to your old self and turning into a glass house…
First off in order to truly die to ones old self can be a kinda hard for some. I found that for me it was hard, but it was because of me. I would refuse to see what Sherri always kept pointing our about my self and instead i would argue. Last night God showed me how He put her in my life to save me from a harder road. I was right on track of becoming just like a lot of my family… A controlling manipulating person.. I never saw how much I was like that till last night when I was no longer blind to it. We all need to stop being blind to what ever it is that God is trying to show us and clean up with in us. Take a second, read this bible verse… meditate on it… let it soak in… than earnestly ask God do show you how you have not been doing this………
My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
Give careful thought to the[a] paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.
Prov. 4:20-27 NIV
When we can easily hide behind everything and anything that we can think of to avoid change or to make yourself believe that you are doing it. All we have to do is to honestly ask God to show us the heart He has for us and than take it. It will be hard because once you do it can reveal how bad your old one was. We also need to be repentive about it so we can take accountability for who we use to be so we can move on… That is to die to ones old self and become a new person.
Next its all about being a glass house……. Once we have let God in and replace our heart we need to maintain that by being transparent of who we use to be. By doing this we are not running any more from who we are because that person is dead… we are now embracing the new us and allowing everyone to see Gods mercy and love by letting them see in through the glass walls of where we came from and who God saved us from becoming.
Trust me and earnestly seek that new heart from Him now before too many things get messed up or worst of all miss out on the FULL blessings that God has for us.
Be relentless in the pursuit of God & your wife!
See you guys later…. Adam