Sunday, October 11, 2009

Never let a problem

"If you could ask God for anything, what one thing would you ask him
for tonight?" God and I looked each other in the eye, we knew. I'd been asking him to solve this problem all afternoon. It is not a new problem. Asking him to fix it isn't new either. I just finally acknowledged my inability, and asked him to please solve it, in his own best way. It is a hard thing to give up my selfish ways, to surrender my time, to lay down my life. I wonder though, do I have the right to surrender someone else's time, to lay down someone else's life? My heart is deceitful and it tricks me and reasons out my selfish ways as sensible. I cannot be sure. So, I asked God to please solve this problem, in his own best way, then last night I came across this quote:

"Never let a problem to be solved
become more important
than a person to be loved."

This is a word from God, I surely know this. This is my part, this is his charge to me as I wait for him to solve my problem. I know this as clearly as I knew he was instructing me when, years ago, he gave me this Word:

"Whatever happens,
conduct yourselves
in a manner worthy
of the gospel of Christ."