Thursday, May 26, 2016

Quarrels



“My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.” –1 Corinthians 1:11

My kids weren’t so sure about adopting a dog, but now they argue about who gets to walk her. They both want to hold the leash, give the cues, throw the treats. I’m glad that the kids love Lexi so much, but I’d appreciate a little more compromise. Sometimes we Christians argue about walking with God. We want to direct events, make the rules, decide the rewards. We argue about styles of music and matters of theology. We argue about church budgets and expressions of faith. We want to be sure that we’re walking with God: living faithfully, worshipping meaningfully, being good stewards. But sometimes in our eagerness we prevent others from walking with God. My kids grab for the leash; we Christians grab for control. In fact, we need a little more compromise. We all love God so much that we want to walk with him.

Dear God, Teach me to quarrel less and compromise more so everyone can walk with you. Amen

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