March 21, 2007

Tripping Over Pebbles

Found a rock in my shoe this morning. Not a large or massive stone, mind you, just an insignificant little rock. Actually, I didn’t even notice it when I picked up my shoes. I don’t think I could have noticed it as the rock was so tiny. Really it’s not even worth mentioning except for my reaction upon putting my foot in that shoe. I immediately knew there was a rock in my shoe and there was no way I would be wearing that shoe with that rock in it. My walk would be affected at every step. Off came the shoe and the search began. Imagine my surprise at finding that something so small had the potential to cause me so much trouble.

Found some sin in my life this morning. Not a large or gross sin, mind you, just an insignificant little sin. Actually, I didn’t even notice it when I got started. I don’t think I could have noticed it as the sin was so tiny. Really it’s not even worth mentioning except for my reaction upon getting my day started. I immediately knew there was sin in my life and there was no way I was going to be living my life to it’s fullest with that sin in it. My walk would be affected at every step. The search began. Imagine my surprise at finding that something so small had the potential to cause me so much trouble.

I’m coming more and more to realize that there is no such thing as small sin. Avoiding the “big sins” is not all that difficult, they are so obvious, it’s those “little sins” that trip me up so often. After my experience with my shoes today I will be shaking them and checking them every morning to make sure there are no rocks in them. I think I’ll do the same with my life.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Psalm 139:23-24

1 comment:

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