My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Sunday, January 15, 2012
A hole of your own making
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.
(Psalms 7:15 NASB)
The Psalmist is speaking here about those who do evil. They have
dug a pit and most certainly have made it a large one, never being
content with something simple. What is this pit? Often it's the path
that we begin to take when we are disobedient to the leading of the
Lord. We begin down a path of of deceit and along the way there have to
be more and greater lies to keep up the facade. Eventually the hole
which we have dug becomes increasingly large and no longer are we able
to step over or around it, but we simply fall in. It seems that at that
moment is when we cry out to God and ask him why he has placed us in
Looking back we realize that God has not placed us in this hole,
but rather, we have taken ourselves down this path. However, to get out
of the hole means that we must stop blaming others for our current
state of affairs. Standing in the hole and yelling out at everyone who
passes by that it's their fault that you're down there won't get you
out. If anything you will offend those who may have been able to have
pulled you out. Instead, maybe it's time to look humbly on your
circumstances and realize that you have gotten yourself in this mess.
When we get to that point, we are able to cry out for help. We are able
to realize that we are sinners, we are lost, and we are in need of a
Savior. We can reach out our hands and grasp the hands of the one who
is just waiting to pull us out of the pit (when we get over our little
What holes have we dug for ourselves, and our pride keep us from
getting out? Maybe it's not living in gross sin, but maybe it's poor
decisions about our finances, our health, relationships, or our worship.
Have we dug ourselves into a spiritual hole where we have decided how
we are going to live our spiritual life and how we are going to worship.
Maybe we're sitting down in our own spiritual hole as the Holy Spirit
passes by and instead of reaching out and joining into the stream or
movement of the Holy Spirit we are content to just let the Spirit go on
without us. The Cappadocians said to not move forward spiritually is to
sin. We seem to only want to equate sin with the big evil things of
the world, but if we have dug a spiritual hole and have hunkered down
and are refusing to grow, then that may be sin for us. Have we fallen
into a hole of our own making?
Lord, please help to look to you with humility on a daily basis.
Please, don't allow my pride to keep me from the movement of your