Mess Is Not About Me
"Why did You make the law of entropy?" Is a question I find myself asking the Lord often.
He obviously loves order. The entire universe down to our very cells held together are perfectly ordered. He planned that. So why in the world would He create His perfect design to go from order to disorder? That silly law which I despise. "I just cleaned/picked up, how did it get messy again so fast!?"
Could it be that God, who purposed His Son to die before the foundations of the world, wanted to remind us that we are desperate for Him? That it is not about us.
Oh the realization that no matter how hard I try at things, they will again go to disorder. But the Lord, the Sustain-er of Life is able to hold things together.
Well Lord, as much as I am not a big fan of Your law of entropy, I suppose Your perfect law of entropy is good and I praise You for it. Thank You for the reminder of how desperate I am for you. Help my stress of a messy house drive me to You, to depending on and calling out to You, rather than clinging to my "I gotta get it together self-sufficiency." Lord, help me see mess as a beautiful opportunity to run to You and embrace Your grace, to see my need for You the bringer of beauty from ashes. Please show me what this would even look like that the burden on the shoulders would be lifted for Your burden is light.
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Laura, the creator and host of Missional Women is married and has four kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 11 years serving with Master Plan Ministries. Laura is the Staff Women's Development Coordinator and has discipled over 150 girls, led over 30 Bible studies and speaks to college and women's groups. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.
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11/27/2013 01:36:34 am
Great thoughts! I love this :)
11/27/2013 07:46:07 am
A wonderful reminder to give thanks in all things even those in which we're not especially fond... (entropy, mosquitoes, rodents, bugs, etc.)
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