Marriage and Family: Back to the ComfortableJuly 17, 2010
Just recently, our family had a conversation regarding our favorite old T-shirts. You know, the one that you always run to when you are just going to "veg" at home and do nothing. Well, we all found our "old faithful".....Jorja's is her Texas Ranger T-shirt from her mission trip in Dallas, Texas last year. Dale's is his Tommy Hilfiger T-shirt from about 12 years ago (complete with several holes). Cole's is his Student Life Camp T-shirt from 10 years ago (barely fits but he loves it and yes, it has holes in both pits!!!). And mine is my Samford University Intramural Sports Champions T-shirt from college (the T-shirt says 1987-88.....that can't be right!!!)
How often we revert back to those things that are most comfortable.....not merely physically, but emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.
Isaiah 43:19 says "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
God is doing so many new things in the hearts and lives of us women as we seek to become authenticated for His glory. Be aware that we will be tempted when we are tired, hungry, anxious, or stressed to revert back to our old ways of handling things. Yet God has done new things in us and wants us to live those out as He works through the power of His Spirit within.
Do not be tempted to revert to your old comfortable ways of perceiving things and then responding improperly.....walk in truth and reverse those old faithfuls.....you're a new creation!
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