William, our twenty-three years old son has Autism. Recently, I had to use a firm voice to get his attention; and to my surprise, he said, “O God!” His response clearly confirmed he understood my displeasure with his behavior.
The commandments of God are written in a loving, but firm, tone, and His Word leaves no gray areas for misinterpretation or misunderstanding. Sometimes, we, converted Christians, do not pay attention to Him, or call on Him when we are in trouble. Instead, we depend on our own “insight,” while sinking deeper in the quick sand of life and preventing the Lord’s Hand from pulling us to safety.
During the daytime, William prefers to sit downstairs in the family room with the blinds open while listening to music, reading, working on word search puzzles, and completing daily biblical assignments from Sister Copeland, his spiritual grandmother. Sometimes, when his dad is not home, he does not want to read, or do his biblical assignments, until I ask if he wants me to call Sister Copeland. She too has a soft, but firm voice, when it comes to spiritual matters.
Today, on my morning break, I went downstairs to find the blinds opened in the living room. In Florida, we do whatever is required to keep the house cool; therefore, I closed the living room blinds to block the sunlight so the room remains cool instead of being hot or lukewarm. Now, for my home office, my coffee and water, I prefer to be lukewarm. But, on the spiritual side, converted Christians being lukewarm is definitely not acceptable to God. As a matter of fact, He tells us in Revelation 3:16, “So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
William and the living room blinds remind me how sometimes we, converted Christians, block our mind from the SON Light to exchange our soul for many flavors of darkness. Just like the sun and air conditioning do not coincide simultaneously, neither do converted Christians and darkness; one will overlap the other in the same manner of not being able to serve two masters. We will love one and hate the other.
Blinds shield the sun from beaming into the house, but how does one forget, or is it we do not care, that there are no blinds, or place, on earth that could shield us from God’s displeasure and wrath? I used a firm voice to get William’s attention, but God might allow calamities to get our attention.
He stated “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out My Hand, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, and when distress and trouble overwhelm you.”
He continues, “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for Me but will not find Me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the wardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to Me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” (Proverbs 1:22-33)
Final Thoughts: At times, I do not welcome the sunlight into our living room, but I definitely welcome the Holy Spirit and the SON Light at all the times into my temple.
What about you? Are you allowing the SON Light to penetrate through your mind?
Is the Holy Spirit welcome in your temple?
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