Suggestions to make life easier
October 23, 2007
As I read Colossians 3 recently, specifically verse 3, I started wondering if there was a better way of getting my mind off the things of this world. Couldn’t God have made this whole “dying to yourself, and giving your life to God” thing easier? There’s tons of more creative and seemingly more comfortable ways of allowing us to do it than the current situation. So I thought I’d kind of let you in on some suggestions I’ve placed in the heavenly suggestion box:
Suggestion 1: Perhaps It would be easier if we were all little robots, devoid of emotion or decision making, and always following the correct path that God has placed inside our memory banks. This would allow for constant holiness in everyone’s life, and certainly make TV shows like “CSI” and “Dirty Sexy Money” obsolete.
Suggestion 2: I also like the idea of sleeping in an air tight coffin, waking up each morning, and unscrewing our brain before we watch tv, leave the house, drive on the highway, attend any entertainment based or educational based event, viewing a billboard, magazine, or bus stop advertisement, or having a conversation with a husband, wife, family member, doctor, lawyer, dental assistant, grocery bagger, or any other person of influence. This would definitely cut down on sin, both the covert and overt kinds, from seeping into our minds, eyes, tongues, and habits.
Suggestion 3: Because I know that not everyone wants to be a follower of Christ, I think we should gather up all the people that do, send them to a separate island, like maybe Australia, and make it like one big amish community where sin is not allowed. There’s no doubt in my mind that the advances of sin would quickly be squelched, and the cause of Christ would become powerful and spread throughout the world (Or at least on that tiny island).
Or we could just keep it as is I guess, where it’s our job to “set our minds on things above, and not on earthly things.” Making real and honest attempts at doing what Christ has commanded us, and striving to be His friend. Each of us being uniquely created and gifted by God to love and serve Him in very specific ways.
But that’s just the way it’s supposed to work. Certainly when God sees my suggestions, things will start changing immediately, right?
Until next time…