Saturday, February 20, 2016

what we do matters

Lewis tells us about the importance of consequences today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He talks about how there HAVE to be consequences to our actions, or there is no such thing as choice. And it's very important that we have choice, or our love is meaningless.

It points to the importance of our actions. While we do trust in God's providence, and we do know that He CAN perform miracles and save us from situations, we also know that those miracles are the exception, not the rule. God doesn't go around performing miracles every five minutes in my life to clean up the mistakes I keep making. He expects me to gain wisdom. To make good choices that honor Him. To become mature, as Paul says, and not like a child anymore.

If we need wisdom, we can ask, and He will give it to us. If we need help, we can ask, and He will help us. If we're scared, we can ask for Him to comfort us, and He will. He will give us a peace that passes understanding. That means you'll find peace in your soul, even though the waves are still high. Can he calm the waves? Yes, and He will eventually. But it's far more important to Him that you trust Him than it is that the waves go away.

Trust Him. Ask for wisdom. Grow in your faith. There is where we find true joy.

Thank You, God, for giving us consequences, and for teaching us through them.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

It's a shame that our current world is trying to do away with consequences.