I’ll just quick run to get groceries, no one I know will see me dressed in my paint covered t-shirt and jeans and the paint highlights in my hair.
At the store I grab the last cart and immediately realize why it’s the last cart. It wants to go left. I want to go straight. Ugh!
“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.”
What? Why that verse now God? I’m getting groceries and this cart is going to drive me crazy. Could you help me out with this cart instead? I don’t want to go left, I want to go straight.
“He has now reconciled you by Christ’s physical body, through death to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him.”
What? This is not the time to have a conversation God. Can this wait until my quiet time later?
Okay, but I don’t understand. How can I be holy and blameless when I’m dressed in paint clothes and pushing a faulty cart? I feel anything but holy and blameless. I feel like nothing is going right and the world is in chaos.
“As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
It doesn’t matter I’m wearing painting clothes, I still belong to you?
“Yes, I have clothed you in righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10).
Surely these painting clothes aren’t righteous!
“No, but inside you are righteous. I’ve made you righteous” (Romans 5:19).
If I’m robed in righteousness, why am I pushing a faulty cart around?
“The cart represents the sin in your life my child. If you follow the cart’s lead, where do you go?”
In circles, but I don’t want to go in circles. I’m trying to get groceries and the aisles are straight.
“I don’t want that either my child. Sin causes people to go in circles spiritually. However I have given each of my children power to overcome sin in their lives (2 Timothy 1:7). If you weren’t strong enough, you’d only follow the cart.
I provide the power necessary for you to push the cart straight. Since I want you to continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel” (Colossians 1:23).
I never thought I’d have power to overcome sin and push my cart straight.
“It’s one of Satan’s lies people believe (John 8:44). Try your cart now.”
Wow! It’s a lot easier! I can still feel the pull, but its easier now. Thank you!
“You’re welcome my child.”
Scriptures based on Colossians 1:21-23, unless otherwise noted.