Thursday, November 16, 2006

Leaning on transparent walls: Becoming more like mimes

Have you ever been walking down a street somewhere and run into a street mime? They will mimic those around them, act out strange events, and the classic stuck in a box act. It always amazes me that they make you believe that they are actually touching or leaning on clear walls even though you know it’s just good body control.
As we walk through life there are many uncertainties. It even seems that the more we surrender our lives to God the more uncertain they become. I think that’s how God intended our lives to be though. Walking through life that way causes us to have total trust in God instead of ourselves.
Think of Job, and how everything was stripped from him, and he still clung to what he knew was truth, what he knew was solid. Everything around him seemed to be collapsing, yet he remained faithful, even to near death.
I know it’s a lot easier in these days to find assurance in the things that are tangible. We lean on our accomplishments, our financial statements, our possessions, and even our spouses as “walls” to support us. We lean on them because they give us pride, they stroke our egos, and they give us peace….temporarily.
I think our lives were intended on being more like a mime’s. I think we are supposed to lean on God, lean on the principles of truth (even though sometimes it doesn’t make sense) and trust Him to lead and guide us and give us true peace and contentment.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. Proverbs 2:6-9
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
God help us to trust you, even when we don’t understand your ways. Help us not to lean on things that can so easily be broken down. Help us to lean on You…

Thoughts from the mind of Jason….


Sarah said...

that is a great title for your devo book publishing...'thoughts from the mind of Jason'

Anonymous said...

okay, now tell me this... has the Lord called you into full time ministry yet?.. i think back to all the things and times of your younger days and all the prayers for you and the scripture quotes.. and here you are... quoting them!!!!! God is AMAZING!!!!! He has answered your fathers and my prayers so much more abundantly than we could have ever asked for!!!i am totally amazed myself....your are a great spiritual leader for your family...and God is surely using you for His glory... and thank you for sharing... i need to hear these words too...
love, momB

Old Logger Productions said...

Wow, I don't know you, or what religion you are.. but someone from you blog posted a comment on my daughter-n-laws blog.. and I clicked on it. You are very gifted in your words, and uplifting. I believe that the Lord is coming soon, and that we need to learn to be faithful now, and trust in Him now, while it is yet calm.. before the "Time of Trouble". Gpd bless, from Another Mom..