Mowing Meditations

Published on Jul 29th, 2015 by Pastor Ed Hlad | 0
Mowing Meditations

Mowing Meditations

I was riding my Deere the other day cutting my back 40 (my mind tends to create silly things) and I was meditating on this question… “What great truths about God are overwhelming my life right now?”  Often, when we struggle with fear, anxiety, or doubt, our problem is not with our circumstances but with our knowledge of God.  One of the greatest pursuits in our life should be to learn as much as we can about our great God.  I find that in my life, those great truths rotate in emphasis in my life.  One day I may find that the truth of God’s beauty is filling my soul and the next day I may find that the truth of his wrath is occupying my thinking.

So, what great truth is overwhelming your life right now?  For me, on my tractor mowing my back 40, the truth of my adoption by God was filling my soul with great joy.  God, the great creator of the universe, the Almighty God, the one who knows me better than any other, the Holy One…chose me to be his child.  Not only did he choose me to be his child but he also made me a joint heir with Jesus Christ.  I have that in common with Jesus…we are inheriting the same things.  What is truly amazing is that we inherit everything.  That truth, though, was not what was overwhelming me at that moment.  What amazed me, as I thought about having this in common with Jesus, was the shared fellowship that brings with Jesus.  That truth was fresh on my mind because of a study in Acts we just started.  In that study we are learning that Jesus began a great work while he was here on earth and then he continues that work of sharing the gospel through us today.  I am doing the work that Jesus is doing.  I can talk with him about that all the time.  Now I can talk with him about our shared inheritance, also.  It is not that I deserve to be in this position, but by the grace of Almighty God, he has placed me in this position.  A silly outworking of that thought was that even though I do not own the grass I was cutting (because I live in a parsonage), I will be inheriting it some day.  It just made me smile.

What great truths about God are overwhelming your life today?  Justification?  Redemption?  Holiness?  Love?  Grace?  Mercy?  Let me give you a little help.  You cannot simply list these truths and then move on.  Take some time to meditate on them.  Study the Scriptures and learn more about them.  Mull them over and think of the ramifications of them in your life today.  Be overwhelmed.

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