At times, I have longed for more, because after all, the Christian life solves your problems. Or at least that’s what we hear. Let me tell you, there’s more. I learned something about the mind, and I’ve learned things about God. That’s what we are discussing today.
Here’s a few problems I had
Let me explain. When I first married, I was worried because my sweet husband claimed to be so neat. I worried I would not be up to his standard. Ha! He must have compared himself to someone truly messy. We bought a country-style bedroom furniture head of the bed had post that came went up high and had big rounded balls on the head of the bed and foot. He hung his pants on them.
However, I didn’t argue with him, but I started thinking all these things about how messy and clean must be relative and he was messy. Countrified messy, and I am a bit more cultured. How interesting. Because I said very little. My mind was waging war with my feelings. Cause I loved this man a lot.
Our minds can get us into trouble. we usually think something before we do it.
And then, there’s that passage that says, “TAKING EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.” You can get the idea that Christianity is negative.
I also saw God as someone who watched and waited for me to sin, leaving me afraid.
See what God said in Mark 7:20 – 21 “And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. So what’s the more I’m talking about?
Over time, my perspective has changed. Kim Laliberte experienced this too and she just wrote, Stepping Out: A Journey of the Soul. We will talk about getting that longing filled for more.