So, evidently I was sleeping soundly in my recliner when Steve went to bed last night because I woke up there between 3:00 and 3:30 am. The TV was still on, so I began to search for my glasses so I could read the “guide.” Do you happen to know what infomercials are on at that time of the morning? Well, I don’t either because I couldn’t find my glasses. Of course – I needed my glasses to find my glasses! Now, you may laugh, but it was so frustrating! I found all kinds of things around, under, and even IN my chair – but, alas, my glasses were nowhere to be found. I finally gave up and fell back to sleep about the time the sun was coming up.
The reason I couldn’t find my glasses in the living room is because – well, . . . I found them in the bathroom. I wasn’t looking in the right place, and of course – they were right where I left them – in the last place I looked! In the same way, people look for meaning in their lives in so many places. Some focus on education – now, I’m big believer in learning all that you can, and yet, I’ve met some people who have been educated above their intelligence. You know what I mean? Some spend their whole lives chasing the almighty dollar, leaving their families behind as they climb the corporate ladder. Others, totally live for themselves. If it feels good – they do it. If they want it – they take it. If it doesn’t go against their conscience – who are you to say that it’s wrong. “But Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). He is the Way, and through the prophet Isaiah explained, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). If we want the “peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7), or if we want our prayers answered and our joy to be full,” (John 16:24), then, we must “look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
As Paul told Timothy, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (II Timothy 3:16). We’ve got the “answer book.” Are you looking in the right place? Simply blessed, Courtney