Out of Order
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
“Out of Order”, now there’s a familiar sign. Sometimes when I respond to a work request I arrive to see that because of a dysfunction there is an out of order sign. My job is to examine the issue and take the proper steps so when I’m done the issue is resolved and things are back up and running.Matthew 6:33
“Out of Order” is a good way to describe my life when I allow things to bring me to a place of dysfunction. There are times when, because of misuse or overuse of my time and my treasure that I become useless.
Sometimes it’s as if I was walking around with my own “out of order” sign hanging over my neck and the responses to some of my reactions from people cause me to fill out a spiritual work request. There are many places in scripture where God has provided us a place to come to Him and allow Him to put things back in order. I find myself taking time to examine the path I’ve been walking and use a good method to allow God to show me the areas I need to give Him for repair.
The verses King David records in Psalm 24 have become my spiritual diagnostic formula. He asks the question in Psalm 24, “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?” He goes on to instruct us, “He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully”. For me this is a good place to start. Clean hands tells me that when I’ve gotten dirty from the things of this world I need to wash my hands by confessing my sin. A pure heart is allowing the Holy Spirit of God to take His proper place by reading and meditating in His word, making sure there are no idols on the throne of my heart and the truth of God is in focus and ruling my walk.
So, maybe it’s time to take the “dys” out of dysfunction, fill out a spiritual work request and allow the Spirit of God to “do His thing”! — Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick
Think About This: Someone asked William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, what was the secret of his success. He replied, tears filling his eyes. “I will tell you the secret, God has all there was of me to have.” William Booth
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20