Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Faith to Move Laundry
“Can I walk on water, Mom?” Gideon asked me this today and I smiled, what a great way to have a God conversation!
“Well, Are you Jesus?” I asked him.
“No…” He answered.
“Jesus could walk on water and do you know he said in the Bible that if you have faith, nothing will be impossible for you? He said you can move mountains! You can make difference that could change the world, buddy! What do you think about that?”
Gideon shrugged then said, “I’d rather go swimming.”
Oh. So much for Theology 101.
At least that conversation got me thinking about what Jesus did say in Matthew 17:20. Nothing will be impossible for us if we have faith. Honestly, that seems pretty impossible to believe sometimes. Especially when it feels the only mountains I move these days are the mountains of laundry from my bed (when I didn’t get time to fold it) to the floor (where it will join the growing Mt. Kilimanjaro of it’s fellow wrinkled friends).
The question begs to be answered, how can I live a supernatural life of moving mountains when I need strength some days just to move laundry?
I began turning this question over in prayer as I talked to God (while loading the washing machine and cleaning floors of course) and I don’t feel like I got the life-changing answer I was seeking, but I do feel like I got an answer.
I feel like God replied, “Keep trucking.” (I guess God keeps it simple, we are the ones that complicate it sometimes)
Just keep on doing what we feel God has called us to do. And do it in HIS strength and with HIS joy and we will be faithful. Once again I am reminded that God doesn’t call us to be successful, only faithful. I think I can do that.
That is how we can walk on water and maybe one day, change the world!
And when all else fails, take a break and go swimming.