Mar 23 2012

Lower the Bar

Solution…if you find yourself always saying you need more time. 

Talking about this study today that said women spend 3 hours a week redoing the chores of their men…

How about getting those 3 hours back. 

Heard from a guy…who says his wife does that…makes him not want to do it again...

Heard from a mom, who says she stopped doing that for her children, because she felt like she was making them think that they weren’t good enough. 

Maybe you could consider stop trying to be so perfect. 

My mother has drilled this into my head…”don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good”. 

Just lower the bar a bit.  They’re help is good enough.  Now you can go get a manicure. 

It’s reminds of the story in the Bible when Jesus goes to John the Baptist and asks him to baptize Him. Up to this point Jesus hadn’t done any miracles, hadn’t started his ministry ye, this was like his big introduction into society.  This was the beginning.  After He was baptized God said, “this is my son with whom I am pleased.” 

He hadn’t done anything “works”  to earn it.  God loved Him.  Period.

If only more people understood that kind of love.  The never ending, never ceasing, unconditional love that God has available to you.  There’s only one thing required, that you accept it. 

You are an example of that love to others that don’t know God yet. 

So lower the bar for yourself and for your friends and family.  Love them where they are for who they are.  Just like God does for you.

“I pray that you may know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. “ –Ephesians 3:17-19

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3/23/2012 10:27:05 AM
Kristen United States
its interesting because just this morning i came across a quote that touches on this subject that i think is really great

"The notion of God’s love coming to us free of charge, no strings attached, seems to go against every instinct of humanity. The Buddhist eight-fold path, the Hindu doctrine of karma, the Jewish covenant, and Muslim code of law - each of these offers a way to EARN approval. Only Christianity dares to make God’s love UNCONDITIONAL."

- Philip Yancey

its hard to understand that we cant do anything to earn His love but at the same time its so freeing. i dont have to be good enough, or strong enough, i can come to Him and give him all my broken pieces and he can put me back together. its a beautiful thing!
3/23/2012 10:49:58 AM
Adam United States
I was just preparing a Bible study on this topic when you came on the air. Thanks for writing that bit.
3/23/2012 11:00:00 AM
Rob Sronce United States
Rob Sronce
This is my story. I thought I needed to be a certain kind of person or belive certain things, that to be a part of Jesus's church meant I had to compromise who I was and conform to the expectation of others. Nothing could be further from the truth. Having an experience that drove me closer to God I was personally convicted by the Holy Spirit and accepted the person of Jesus Christ as He revealed Himself to me. I now know and have been affirmed by the Word of God, that belief is all that is required.

I have been thinking about the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19. He sought Jesus, the Lord called on him, and he became discipled. Nothing more.

"When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”
6 Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy"

It really is that simple. And Jesus is really that eager to call you to Him.

- Rob
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