Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Anyone else fall up the stairs often? One foot in front of the other as fast as you can. Maybe you take two steps at a time, maybe just one to increase your anaerobic cardio. One slip of the toe and Bam, your shin is shattered, or at least it feels shattered. Or if you slipped at the heal, your whole foot is dead because it scraped the entire step with the weight of your body. Falling up the stairs sucks. My wife has seen or heard me do it so many times, I cannot even count.
It reminds me of growth. We grow. We are people. We start physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually growing at birth. Until something stumps our growth. Moms always say it is caffeine. I don't think that is true, but I will contribute to the lie that helps the world calm down. Our spiritual growth is my concern here. All are connected, but specifically, our spiritual growth can take a tumble during our ascension toward spiritual maturity. Be it stress, laziness in studying God's Word, Lack of a passionate prayer life, substance abuse, divorce, addiction, and any other thing that presents itself as a stumbling block, all too pretty to deny. We are striving for God..desperate for Him, and these things find a way into our lives and distract us.
Too many distractions. The basics are being overlooked. We think we are so smart and need to be fed complex things, but a lot have forgotten the very basics of what it means to be saved. Think about those things.
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I'm a simple person to figure out. I usually write it all down here. I try not to pretend to be anything. I am what I am and that's good enough until it's not anymore. I want my kids to remember me smiling when I'm gone. Integrity is the very basis of a good life. I love my God, my wife, my kids, my friends, and I try to love all of the rest of you.