Let’s Blow Some Stuff Up!

“Make the most of every opportunity to grow.”
I don’t know if you know this or not, but God loves to blow stuff up – mainly our boxes of who He is and what He can do.
We only know what we know when we know it. And in some cases, until what we know is blown up, we can’t make loving choices to follow Jesus.
We make decisions every day – good or bad, healthy or unhealthy. And we make them based on information already stored in our brains.
Biblically, bad decisions are based on one of two things. Either it’s choosing to act on the lies stored in our head (Jn. 8:32-33); or it’s our lack of faith in Jesus once the truth enters our brains (Matt. 14:27-31).
To get us off either starting point, God has to explode our way of thinking and/or our tiny faith. What’s His usual methodology? Suffering or challenges.
Romans 5:1-5 states that we are to rejoice in sufferings because it brings about character change. Hebrews 12:4-11 shows that we are to endure hardship as discipline because it produces righteousness and peace.
Many believers, maybe even you, are going stir crazy or are having a difficult time because of or with the CoVid-19 situation.
Maybe God is using it to blow up your boxes about Who He is – the source of truths you need to flush out the lies in your thinking.
Maybe He is using this situation to blow up your boxes about what He can do – be trusted to give you strength to act on the truths you already know.
You can stay rigid in your thinking or let the Spirit change it. You can keep repeating the same bad decisions or let the Spirit increase your faith.
Don’t let this momentous opportunity go to waste. Maybe God is blowing up some of your boxes!

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