15 January 2010

Set Your Heart on Things Above

We find ourselves in a familiar place.  A place of uncertainty.  It’s an exciting place, but also full of it’s own stresses.  A place where we need to ‘set our hearts on things above’ as Paul states in Colossians 3:1.  It’s too easy to look at the world around us and worry about the things of this world.  But we are trying to remember that as Christians we are not slaves to the circumstances of this world, and so we strive to set our hearts on things above.

It’s familiar but uncertain which almost seems like an oxymoron.  Everything is about to change, but we can’t see past our toes.  God hasn’t lit the path past each step that we’ve taken over the past year, but He has never led us astray before.  We should be full of faith constantly, knowing that God has never let us down.  But there is that ever present voice that says ‘maybe He will this time’.  Why is faith like that.  It’s a muscle that needs to be exercised or else it diminishes.  And so God has put weights on our faith…again…(since we are often too afraid to do it ourselves…can we not help but be grateful?)

And so here we find ourselves putting one foot in front of the other because the only other choice we have is to stand still and we were not made for that.  Time to hold our breath, close our eyes and jump when He says jump.