Monday, December 15, 2008

Thought provoking

I heard a phrase at church on Sunday that has been bouncing around in my head. It's a very simple sentence, but when you really start to think about it, what it says is quite profound. The phrase is this: The same sun that melts the wax also hardens the clay. The meaning that I took from it (correctly, I believe) is this: if my heart is not being softened towards God through my daily experiences and activities, then it's being hardened. There is no middle ground or limbo; it's one or the other. It made me stop and think about my life, and whether or not I'm actively seeking God DAILY and letting my heart be shaped by Him through the joys and trials I go through. This is one area in which I seem to struggle. I read the Bible daily, but too often don't make any practical application to my life. I don't want to become hardened to God's prompting and nudges. I want my life to be as true a representation of His as possible. I can only pray that God will see fit through His mercy and grace to keep my heart soft and my attitude correct towards Him. In my own strength, I will surely fail.