I’ve just come from a swim in our community pool. Yes; the outside pool. Of course, I’m writing this on September 15 so that warms the thought a bit doesn’t it?
Only two of us showed up out of the eight regulars. Note that all of us promised to be in the pool as long as they kept it open and they will only keep it open if we use it.
What changed? It’s a bit cool on the walk over, but at 85 degrees in pool, it’s very pleasant. Yes, it’s a bit chilly walking home but I didn’t freeze or expire or even catch a cold.
That’s us folks. We want our life to be 85 degrees all the time. The minute it varies we complain, hide, and turn of the heat somewhere else.
Life with Jesus as our personal Saviour is not always at a perfect temperature that we get to pick. We see those moments as good or bad. The trouble with that thinking is that God is good, always. What we think is bad or cold or unfeeling on God’s part, will be our greatest growth moment. And afterwards we will more deeply appreciate the warmth of the pool so to speak.
Get into the water, folks. God is calling you. The walk into and out of might be raw but being in the water of life with Christ is so worth it
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. (Romans 8:28, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, we disappoint you and we disappoint ourselves. We are putting our bathing suits on right this minute and diving into life with you. Amen.