Have you ever been in the midst of a routine task and appreciated the familiarity? In fact, even expected it? Thoughts to ponder can sometimes strike at the oddest times. For me this week, it came during a trip to Wal Mart™.
I was in a relatively new Wal Mart™. And as I worked through my list of items to purchase, I found myself frustrated because this particular store is not arranged like most others. It’s the simple things, you know? Where is the stationary or where can I find a box of tissues?
So after finally completing my purchase, I thought about my experience. Yes, I know, these were some interesting thoughts at a random time.
How familiar do I want my faith to be? If I’m really honest, how often do I prefer the Wal Mart™ experience?
What does that look like? I think it may mean the following:
Wow, this is personally convicting. Many have heard the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt.” It is a phrase believed to have its origins in one of Aesop’s fables. I pray I never become so familiar in my relationship with the Lord that I lose sight of its wonder, miracle and redemption.
Here are a few practical ideas to consider:
I never want to “get over” His salvation. But left to my own human nature I can certainly lose its wonder. And isn’t that the very thing as believers we have to share with others?
Where will God speak to you next? Please share your thoughts. I’ll be looking for you in Wal Mart™.