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“Going under the Knife”…..

18 Mar

 

 

just a little humor......but our God knows exactly what HE is doing :)

just a little humor……but our God knows exactly what HE is doing πŸ™‚

Β It’s been a while since I have written a post, and though I could have thrown something together, I like writing from an internal compulsion when something inspires me. Well, not to say that I haven’t been inspired over the past two months, but today was different. I had an ‘aha’ moment.

Over the past month or so, God has been dealing with me from the topic “Hunger for Humility”. He has been exposing things and thought processes in me that stemmed from pride and not humility. And it hasn’t been the obvious things that we would recognize and call pride……but it was in my impatience, my irritability, my having to deal gracefully with those who have offended me. Me wanting to see a little vindication (especially if I could help out πŸ˜‰ ). But hearing God say “can you let me handle it, how and when I choose to?”….and giving Him a weak ‘Yes God’.

Anyway this is the season that I have been in…..learning not only to embrace the lessons God sends my way, but embracing the multiple ‘ways’ in which He sends them.

With that being said, I was in bible study this afternoon and a lady in the session said something that birthed my ‘aha’ moment. She said that as Christians we need to be more willing to go under the knife rather than take pills and self-medicate.

As I was driving back to work, I couldn’t help but ruminate on what she said. Let’s look at it:

Going under the Knife – requires one to be totally at the mercy of the surgeon. If God is our Surgeon, then we are totally at His mercy as to what He wants to cut out, trim away, prune, sew on etc. We are totally at His mercy, totally surrendered with no objections and excuses.

Self-Medicating – We can chose to fill or not to fill the prescription. Choose to follow the directions as to how many pills we want to take, when we take them, forget to take them etc. This is where our own rationalization comes in. Our reasons, excuses and explanations come in. After all we know best right?

Always a lawyer at heart, I still have a few arguments and excuses, but next level always requires a DEATH of something that is offensive to God.

We have to stay on the table until HE's done....

We have to stay on the table until HE’s done….

So, my question to you to answer or ponder is: what has God revealed to you and about you that HE wants to cut away? Is it pride? Is it selfishness? Is it anger? Is it laziness? Is it procrastination? Is it hatred? Is it unforgiveness? Is it impatience? Is it lust? Is it mean spiritedness? Is it offense? I might have missed something that pertains to you, but if you’re like me, you already know what HE has been highlighting over the past few weeks, months or years.

Try Him and see if he wouldn’t replace it with more of HIM. More of His love, His compassion, His humility, more of HIM!

Embrace it πŸ˜‰

Enjoy this beautiful day!!!

Blessings always

JC

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3 responses to ““Going under the Knife”…..

  1. Pure Glory

    March 19, 2015 at 2:34 am

    This is my season for literal surgery and masive change. Change of attitude towards who God created me to be. Change to humility and becoming God centered and dependent rather than me centered and people pleasing. Having to ask for help and not being able to do for myself. Eating humble pie!

     
    • JC

      March 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Yes sir! That makes two of us. I heard someone say that we want to be like Jesus as ‘The Lion of Judah’ and not also ‘The Lamb of God’. We want to celebrate in the power of his resurrection and not suffer in the humility evidenced in the power of his willingness to die.
      I didn’t realize my will was so strong in this area πŸ˜‰ Thank God for His patience with us!!!

      Thanks for stopping by Apostle.
      Blessings
      JC

       
  2. nopew

    March 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I am in the same corner, with God doing something similar. Andrew Murray writes that we need to focus on Jesus, pray to be filled with Spirit (Paraclete), and the fruit of that is “love, joy, peace,patience,kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”. Too often, he writes, we focus on the fruit, which is the work of Paraclete, instead of humility and obedience and surrender to let Paraclete work. I found that particularly striking. May we know the power of God rather than our own successes that only inflate us when we should bring glory to the Saviour.
    Peace

     

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