Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CRACKED UP


Cracked. Cracked eggs are no good, cracked windows, a cracked tooth, cracked skull. In today’s society a cracked phone screen is an absolute catastrophe. Cracked mirrors give us a warped image, and a cracked foundation can be the demise of an entire structure. Cracks give way to all sorts of chaos, a cracked egg can make you sick, cracked windows and mirrors give us a distorted view of reality. A cracked tooth, decays and a cracked skull hurts if it doesn’t kill you. A cracked phone screen, well just forget about it, and a cracked foundation screws everything up.

Have you ever noticed that a weed can find the tiniest crack in the sidewalk? It’s truly amazing, miles of concrete and a weed will find its way into the smallest crack, take root and grow.
So we pull the weed out, but if we don’t get the root its back in a matter of a day or two. So we dig it out by the root, now we think we are good. No not quite yet we are better but we can’t stop there. Because unless we do something in addition to pulling the weed out by the root it will be back and usually more weeds with it.

We have got to fill the crack! Fill it completely and fill it with something that is weed resistant, solid, strong, no cracks.

That’s the way sin is in our lives. If we are not diligent in our walk with Christ, sin will find that crack take root and seize us.

 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.” Mt. 12:43-45



At Celebrate Recovery we find the tools through working the eight principles Christ taught on the Sermon on the Mount to fill in the cracks in our lives and build upon the solid rock of our salvation, the foundation Jesus Christ.



Matt. 7:24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.”



“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.” Psm. 36:5-6 MSG.



Thanks for helping the people of CR to fill in the cracks!

Jim & Pam

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