What Do You Do?

February 11, 2009 — 2 Comments

Last night I was making sure to finish up reading this weeks chapter of “Jesus Wants to Save Christians” from Rob Bell for my Homegroup tonight. As I was reading through this chapter, entitled Genital-Free Africans(go ahead and chuckle… no one will judge you), a certain section, a set of questions, really stuck out to me and made me look inward…

What do you do when your religion isn’t big enough for God?

What do you do when your rules and codes and laws simply aren’t enough anymore?

What do you do when your system falls apart because the new thing that God is doing is better, beyond, superior, more compelling?

Wow… so, what do you do? What do I do?

This my sound a little funny… but I feel i need to allow God freedom to move outside my boxes. Now i know how that sounds… God doesn’t really need me to “allow” Him to do anything… but that’s how it makes sense to me to best wrap my mind around it. Remembering that God is in the process of redeeming me… redeeming us… ALL OF US! And in that process He can use any of us at any time to fulfill His purpose… whatever we’ve been through. We see that all over scripture. God uses liars, drunks, the old, the young, unattractive, abused, the broke, murderers, prostitutes… the list goes on and on.

I am finding my self, more and more, learning that the God i love…

the God i don’t understand…

the God i am trying to serve one step at a time…

is a God without limits…

that i make the boxes…

and He is in the “business” of continually breaking them down, to show me that He is more than able.

  • Amen.

    We tend to be in the business of building them back up.

    http://www.lyricstime.com/derek-webb-a-new-law-lyrics.html

    Best line:

    “what’s the use in trading a law you can never keep
    for one you can that cannot get you anything
    do not be afraid”

    • jrowe

      Haha! I was just listening to that album on the way in this morning… great song with a great message.

      Thanks Dave!