Love Awakens is a short but very powerful post. This is where it all starts and where it ends, too.
Over the last month, I’ve been taking some time to recharge, but it’s been more than that. Actually, it’s been more of a reset. I’ve had to take some time away in order to reset my priorities, and to regain a proper perspective. In what way, you may be asking, and the truth is in almost every way. Somehow I let my priorities get out of whack, and I didn’t even realize how out of whack they really were at first. I hate admitting this but it is what it is. Sometimes it’s not the “what” that gets you in trouble, but the “why.”
I don’t know about you, but if there’s a way I can get into trouble, I’m going to. I can only imagine where I’d be if I was intentional about getting into trouble, and it’s only by the grace of God that I’ve never gotten what I fully deserve. What’s so frustrating for me is that I have a rare talent in that even when I’m trying to do the right thing, I can still mess up. I can’t remember where I saw it, or maybe I heard it….but it goes something like this, “It’s not enough to say or do the right thing, you’ve got to say and do it for the right reason.” And, that’s even if you get the right result, or even a good result.
On a good day, I can maybe hit two out of three, or even three out of five, but as sure as I’m writing this, I’m going to miss something somewhere. Now in case, you’re wondering where I’m going with this, it’s here, and I mean this in the kindest way: what I just said about me is equally true for you. Nobody gets it right each and every time. Even the highest, most professional of people, miss one every now and then.
And like them, when I miss as I sometimes do, grace is there to bridge the gap… No amount of human effort or skill can build a perfect bridge, can close every gap….I don’t know much, but I know that….and I also know the one who can.
Greg Coleman’s “A Particular Baptist Blog” is a great blog. He does a great job on it, and works very hard. Every post I’ve ever read on it has been grounded in truth, and is always relevant. This post False And Deceptive Pleasures is about as true and relevant as it gets. If you get a chance drop by and give him a read. He’s worth it.