Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Whimsical me...

There are those of us that are readily moved by emotion. Others act based on intellect and logic. Each approach would seem correct at times.

But I want to be moved by and act upon the leading of the Spirit. At times this will be contrary to my emotional whims. And at times it will leave the logical of mind undone. But it is our high calling; to be Sons of God led by the Spirit of God.

Our daily choices (which become our life choices in time, if you haven't noticed) cannot be ruled by either human emotion or logic. How awful. How limiting.

But being led by the Spirit does not guarantee a daily walk on the water. It most likely includes mundane activities - things that, through the Word of God, you have determined to be His will for you. Like reading a bedtime story to the little guy. If left to "whim" it may never be done for weeks. Those warm fuzzies may just not be gripping your heart at the moment. Or perhaps when placed on a list with pros and cons, that phone call or e-mail to your adult child far away didn't merit your attention today. We choose according to the Spirit (who always agrees with the Word,) not logic or emotion.

Then there are the "walk on water" times - those times of great adventure when our emotions (fear or euphoria) and logic (how can this possibly work?!!) most assuredly need to be set aside. We will be ready for such exploits if we are practiced in daily obedience.

whim - Arbitrary thought or impulse: governed by whim.
logic -
A mode of reasoning: By that logic, we should sell the company tomorrow.

I, for one, don't want to be governed or ruled by either emotion or logic. I want the Spirit of God. I want to be a true Son of His.

Lord, help me to grow in the discipline of choosing to be led by your Spirit. I want to be a true Son of God.

And by the way, I have a new e-mail address. Here it is for those of you who may want it for your address book!