Friday, April 15, 2011

Our Heavenly Dentist

"God is easy to please, but hard to satisfy." - C.S. Lewis 

In his book, "Mere Christianity", Mr. Lewis was speaking of God's desire to perfect us. He used to get toothaches & he wanted to get the aspirin his mother would give him but he didn't want what was sure to follow.  He knew it wouldn't stop there. She would call the dentist and he would root around in there to find every little thing that needed fixing.

 God is like this. We just want forgiveness from this one certain sin, but He never stops there. The Lord has a vision of us operating in our greatest potential. He keeps working on us our whole lives so that we will resemble Him and the perfect version of us He has in His heart. He wants us as ready for eternity as we can be. 

So, when we find ourselves right in the middle of life's situations and circumstances understand that He is working for your eternal weight of glory.

People became cross with Mr. Lewis speaking on the unyielding demand from God to be perfect, but He is not wanting you to act perfect, He is wanting you to allow Him to "perFECT" you. The verb not the adjective!

"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:48

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