Monday, July 28, 2008

The Chair

The Chair not to be confused with the old George Strait song that was popular when my husband and I frequented bars and went dancing every weekend in the early 1980's, but the hospital chair. What is it with hospitals and the chair they have for visitors to sit in??? (My jr high English teacher is fanning herself because I ended a sentence with a preposition.)

I woke up this morning fairly refreshed, but as I stood up I realized my body still feels as if it is in the sitting position and not any sitting position, but the position from the chair in dad's room. He has been in 5 hospital facilities this year, each room has a chair, they may not look alike, but they feel alike.

I think we sometimes feel stuck in a position regarding sin. We repent and truly repent, we are forgiven, but we still feel like we are in the middle of the sin. Stuck in that position. Just as satan wants us, feeling like dirt, not living as forgiven, blood bought, children of the Most High God.

Intellectually we know we are forgiven, but you are not feeling it yet (that's why we don't rely on feelings.) meditate on Scriptures to build up your faith. Here are a few of my favorites:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

4 comments:

annie's eyes said...

I like feeling "new" again, and I don't think we realize much of the time the authentic freedom in what He has done for us. Great thoughts to start a Monday on--(I just ended in a preposition, too) just to feel free from jr. high English teachers' oppression! He covered that, too! Love, Annette

Karen said...

The thing that I love about coming here is how you look at everything through God's eyes. It refreshes and prods my heart.

I'm praying for you and your dad today.

love,
karen

luvmy4sons said...

Yes...those chairs...I know exactly what you mean. How neat you could correlate it to sin...awesome thought process. Great words to meditate on. Thank you. Hope your dad continues to be on the mend!

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