Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Owning Up" - Got Lemons?

Remember when David lusted after Bathsheba, had Uriah killed by putting him at the head of battle...and then the child he had with Bathsheba was prophesied to die (2Samuel 11-12)?

David still pleaded & repented in hopes to find mercy with God, but didn't work that time. He realized there were consequences for his actions. After the child died he puzzled others by dressing & eating instead of sackcloth & ashes, but he accepted that, that window had shut & there was no bringing the child back against the prophesied word.

So too, we make life altering/changing missteps and there is no way out but through. Like David, we admit the fault and cleanse ourselves and continue to seek God knowing, 
"that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" Romans 8:28
...but the hard part is the walking it out.

Knowing God is Good

Imagine being David... he accepted full fault for why his child died and didn't blame God but honored Him and hoped for mercy.

Have you been complaining or been angry at God? Blaming others? Have you been going the other way into such condemnation that you're at a standstill, instead of receiving His forgiveness?

Patience and Acceptance

Ever considered 'Owning Up' and then asking, "God, what are you doing in all this?"  Remember, He promises to turn it around for our good, so we MUST trust Him!

Of course it's not fun at the moment, of course there is struggle, but we can learn a thing or two from the 'man after His own heart'(1Sa 13:14/Acts 13:22). 
Owning up to the 'mess' and making lemonade one way or another...even if it's in our shoe!


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