Taking things as they come has become a philosophy of mine which I believe has served me well. Biblically I think I am in the right place. Jesus told us not to worry about tomorrow, to seek the Kingdom of God, and “all these things,” would be added “unto us.” Jesus also told us to forgive, to release, to give of ourselves, to not harbor a grudge or vengeance, to turn the other cheek, to love God and love with a preference toward the other person – “more than ourselves.” We are to give in order to get, and to not think more highly of ourselves “than we ought to.” This all takes some work on our part. As I have preached and mentioned numerous times, we all have to live as Christians with our old nature, and sometimes it just keeps getting in the way. To complicate things, we are to be “in the world, but not of the world.” Wow, that really complicates things, a lot. We have to work right next to that obnoxious “you know what” every day, and that old so and so is a busy-body, nosey, a tattler, bossy, puts their unwanted “two-cents” in about everything, is a nail-biter, (and you know what they say about those nail-biters), has an answer for everything, isn’t at all loyal, doesn’t really ever work as hard as you do, and just basically makes life miserable on a daily basis. How come, Lord? How come I have to put up with this, plus my aunt Weezie who drives me nuts with her blab, blab, blab? And the rest of the “stuff” I have to do, and people I have to put up with . . .
“yes, a, Lord? Okay, yes, a, that’s my mission? Ah, sure. I just need a little more faith, that’s all, yeah, I mean, yes, okay! Can I handle all this now with Your help, a, yes. Yes, I’m listening Lord . . . “just take it as it comes. . . .”
- a note from Pastor Don