Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh my blog.

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of — throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.

(This excerpt is from Mere Christianity by CS Lewis.)

The past couple of weeks, we've been doing a series in youth group called AMP'd. This Wednesday, JJ talked about how it's so easy to make God background music and to reverb ourselves. Lately, I've kind of put God on the back burner. I've become content with where I am. Contentment is my worst enemy. I thought this was how God wanted me to be - where I was spiritually. I mean, I know that I should be consistent and constantly growing, but it's another thing to actually act it out. I read this quote today on someone else's blog and decided I would write on it.

God doesn't ever want us to stay in the same place. Just when we think God has us where he wants us, he starts taking away walls, putting new doors in, adding on other rooms or floors, changing the carpet; but the foundation remains the same.

Even if it feels like God isn't doing something in my life, he is. I've tried to hear me through the reverb instead of trying to hear God.

I feel like I've just sort of rambled. Sorry for the disorganization.

peace, love, and favorite authors.

2 comments:

uthpastorjj said...

I was so excited to get into that final week's message. A lot of things had to come together just right for that message to fit like it did. And they did.

I hope it affected everyone else as much as it did me. The messenger wasn't powerful, but the message was.

Love, peace, and errr....chicken grease?

kae ricc said...

Gross.