I needed to shampoo my hair, but the shampoo would not cooperate. I had shaken the container once, twice and more times – each shake progressively more vigorous than before; but the shampoo remained unmoved inside! I wanted to give it freedom; admittedly a freedom to benefit me.
It reminded me of times when I had remained unmoved in my thinking. When I had approached a crossroad in my life, refusing to take another path; preferring to stay where I was.
God attempts to shake us up. He wants us to move from our comfort zones and reach out and trust His promise. He wants us to share Him and His longing to give us more than we can imagine while here on earth, as well as an eternal kingdom filled with His freedom!
Instead, we often stubbornly refuse to cooperate? We choose to remain stuck – unmoved – snug inside our bodies and our mind sets. We are either comfortable or we are stuck! Either one can keep us from the growth and the amazing blessings that God wants us to enjoy!
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom, which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. (NKJV)
Prayer: Abba, we seek Your guidance and ask that you keep shaking us up in order to get our attention to what You need us to do for You. Amen
Patricia Day, Innisfil, Ontario