Tomorrow we close on our house in Owensboro and will be "homeless" until July 23 when we move into our home in Fishers. That doesn't mean you need to call me and offer a place to stay, although we appreciate the offers if they were to come! We'll be in Florida for two weeks for a little R & R and the North American Christian Convention. From there we will come to Indy, close on our new house, get settled and then the fun (and work) really begins!
For anyone who has experienced a move, you know how messy it can be. I mentioned in my last article about how "To-Do Lists" are important, but they can also be a pain in the neck. There are many little details that need to be taken care of, and sometimes we can get overwhelmed with them.
I don't know about you, but I often think it would be nice if everything in life just flowed along nice and easy, and there would never be any problems, and we could all just be happy. This morning I was in my last Thursday morning Business Leaders Small Group, and we took a look at 2 Timothy 1. In verse 9, the Apostle Paul reminds us that God has not only saved us, but He has "called us to a holy life."
In a lot of popular, Americanized Christianity, it seems that we're told that Jesus wants us to be happy. It's almost like Christianity, from this perspective, is supposed to serve us rather than us serving Christ. It's self-centered rather than Christ-centered. Now, this doesn't mean that Jesus wants us to be miserable, either. But the Bible makes it clear that God has called us to a holy life and not necessarily a happy life.
I need to remind myself that in those times when I feel the pressure and stress of moving. And, perhaps, you need to be reminded of that as you go through whatever it is you may be facing today. God has saved you and called you to a holy life, and, as you probably know, living a holy life may not always make you happy. But it will make you "whole."