Fixing the Fix I’m In
Yesterday, in the teaching from Ephesians 3:14-21 (http://www.calvarychapelsantacruz.org/media.php?pageID=35), I was sharing concerning the nature of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church. I was pointing out the fact that Paul doesn’t zero in on particular needs and pray that God will remove them, but rather he focuses on their realization and experience of God’s power and love in their lives. In other words, the Lord’s focus is on the believer, and what He wants to do in their lives.
In the middle of that explanation, I found the following words pouring forth from my lips.
I don’t know if I’ve heard someone say these words before, or if I’ve read them somewhere, or if they’re original with me (I kind of doubt it). But they seemed profound at the time.
“The Lord wants to minister to the person that’s in the fix. If He can fix the person who is in the fix, then the fix that the person is in will one day get fixed.
“If He can fix the person who is in the fix, then He will be able to fix the fix that the person is in.”
I think it’s true, don’t you?
For example, so often in relationships we want the Lord to “fix” the other person. Yet His focus is mainly on us! His goal is to conform us into the image of Jesus, to make us more like Him … to grow us up.
This points to the fact that we all have choices to make about the kind of person we’re going to be. Am I going to let the Lord fix me so He can work in the fix I’m in? Am I going to be the kind of husband, father, pastor, leader, son that I should be, regardless of the responses I receive, or the way I’m treated? Am I going to be all I can be no matter what? Will I allow the Lord to work in me in the midst of my “fixes”?
Points to ponder… thanks for reading.