Monday, November 24, 2008

Luke 17:32

"Remember Lot's wife."
Luke 17:32

This is one of my favorite scriptures, one I have to remember.  If you guys don't know the story of Lot... he was living with his wife and family in a very wicked city that the Lord decided to destroy.  He told them to leave the city, and to not turn around and try to go back, or even to look back... and so they were leaving, and Lot's wife turned around to see.  She was turned into a pillar of salt.
It's like in our lives, when we leave old habits or addictions behind... or when we decide we need to omit something from our lives in order to be healthy... we have to stick with those decisions, and never look back.  If we do, then we have to suffer the separation over and over again... we have to re-live those hellish decisions again and again... and if we can never walk away, but keep returning, then we might as well be spiritual pillars of salt, because we're never going to let ourselves escape. 
So many times we cast our burdens on the Lord, as we should... but then demand them back when we aren't in control anymore.  Let's let them go... learn the lesson, and then go on to the next page, the next chapter, instead of re-reading the same verse over and over and over again.  We sometimes act like our whole lives are one phrase, and that's all that matters.  It isn't... there are so many more things to learn, to love, to become... and if we insist on focusing obsessively on one topic or one person... at least let's choose God.  He's like the Table of Contents... :)  He'll at least guide us to the rest of the book. :)

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