The World is moving around you and you find yourself wrapped in Saran Wrap. If you breathe you can see your own condensation, dripping back on your head, chest and feet. You become soggy, damp and distressed.
Why one might ask? Maybe stymied in old ideas and ways that were soggy from the beginning. Or it may connote and or denote laziness and apathy. Neither laziness or apathy would be worthy in the ‘Book of Life’. If you are finding yourself wrapped and struggling to enjoy the breath of life with vitality and enthusiasm, check out some guidelines for eye popping change.
1) Laziness- Proverbs 6:9-11=poverty. This pops the eyes for vision by warning us that poverty is avoidable, but not by chance. It must be diligently guarded against, as an armed robber breaking in your property. What would you do to save your property?
2) Laziness is a waste-Proverbs 18:9 and tells you the name of your brother, and the one you are just like. “He who is slothful (lazy) in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.” Are you a brother of the great destroyer of bridges or a brother of the World Savior? (John 3)
3) Laziness will bankrupt- if you don’t believe me read Matthew 25:26-30. What does your bank account look like?
If your Saran Wrap is seemly getting tighter and not beginning to unwrap for safe breathing, yell at old stifling apathy.
Ephesians 4:19 Amp.- “In their spiritual apathy they have become callous and past feeling and reckless and have abandoned themselves [a prey] to unbridled sensuality, eager and greedy to indulge in every form of impurity [that their depraved desires may suggest and demand].” Look at 4:18, “because of the ignorance that is in them.”
Dispel ignorance by opening and using the items in the Hope Chest that was prepared for you in your early youth by your Heavenly Father, your creator… a Hope Chest for you. It is packed with Faith, Hope and Love. Faith packed in the Hope of Love=Freshness, newness and a shedding of the old soggy Saran Wrap. The birthing of Wisdom. To open your Hope Chest of Hope, run to wisdom and study her ways in the form of an ANT, Yes, that is right a little ‘ant’ can unwrap your soggy old ways. Proverbs 6:6-11 “…Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider and study her ways and be wise….”
I am a friend of the Hope Chest our Father prepared for us, I Corinthians 12:13 “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three, the greatest of these is love.” Pursue love on this Valentine Day! Pursue love when you speak, Pursue love when you vote. Always pursue love so others can unlock Faith in Jesus Christ, who is love, faith and hope!
Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you. Most of all, try to proclaim his truth. If you praise him in the private language of tongues, God understands you but no one else does, for you are sharing intimacies just between you and him. But when you proclaim his truth in everyday speech, you’re letting others in on the truth so that they can grow and be strong and experience his presence with you. (1 Corinthians 14:1 -3 Message)