Monday, November 12, 2007

Job 37 & 38; 1 Corinthians 12

I want so badly to FIX stuff for people. I don’t think it’s that I want to fix people any longer but IF there is something I can DO for them to fix……..I say pointing people to God is enough but still and all I get in the way instead of just listening and BEING with them in their crap I want to FIX it. I don’t know that this is a bad thing but definitely something I am looking at……WHY do I think I can fix stuff? Do I want to fix stuff for them or because it makes me feel better?

A life in Christ is about thinking about stuff that I never gave any thought to before. A life in Christ is about in the looking listening and learning and perhaps choosing differently. A life in Christ is about being human…..and….and what? A life in Christ is about walking a tight rope all the time, a tension tight rope and remembering that it’s not in the middle where I am to live but in the seeking to get to the other side.

Job 37: 5 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.
1 Corinthians 12: 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

1 comment:

becky said...

I am going to ask and you do not need to answer but why the desire to fix?

Have you seen the movie Reign over Me?

Sometimes it is another's need to fix and not the person themself. For some people it takes them finding their own way that they know how and our job is simply to walk with them and guide when they ask (Easier said than done.)