Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Peanut Butter and Apple Sauce

Here I sit at my desk......eating apple sauce and peanut butter......not concurrently, but consecutively. Been on new meds for my stomach for the past few weeks.....but I don't really like the side effects, so if I can learn to control my diet better, maybe I can go off them....so, for the time being.....I eat what doesn't make me sick. Peanut butter......and apple sauce. I do have a banana here as well...but it needs to ripen a bit first.
Been thinking a lot about choices.....we have them, we make'em, good and bad.  With our choices, we hurt people, give people hope....and sometimes make our lives better.....or worse.
( I just chose to eat a handful of chocolate chips...at this point, I don't know if that will make it better or worse...but it is really good with the peanut butter.)
I've been talking to one of my besties lately, about our choices....how we choose to live....how others have made choices that have affected us.....negatively in this case. They too consider themselves Believers, and yet their choices have done much to create hurt in our lives. They think they are right....we think we are right.....but....who it right?
I heard it said once...that there are three sides to every story...yours, theirs and the truth. Oh, how that rings true.
And yet, we follow our Jesus, in obedience, continuing to be hurt by others, and hurt others as well. Is it just our humanity, that makes us continue in our walk......is it self-absorption?
For two days in a row.....my friend has asked me.....who's right? My only answer......"look for fruit, I guess." Is there fruit in your life? Is there fruit in their lives? (no its not a competition)
My understanding is that your obedience will produce fruit.....lies will be replaced with truth....and we all know.....that 'the truth will set you free.'
In those special moments, when truth speaks into your life, hold them closely. When the words ring out..."You are walking in obedience," or "You're doing the right thing." .....hold on to those times.....keep walking or keep doing.....because no matter who is right.......I am convinced......Jesus will honor your obedience.....I don't know how, I don't know when.....it might not be this side of Heaven (which makes me a little sad, hey, I'm human) But, He will bless your obedience, and your 'doing the right thing."

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