I was having a conversation with a friend recently and I told her this: "One thing is for sure, today I may feel one way about something. However, next week, I may feel completely different."
Someone asked for my advice about something a few days ago and I prefaced it with this "Today, I think...."
This sounds really wishy washy and blase. I know this.
However, I think it is actually the contrary.
We are constantly being changed, renewed, sharpened, and shined by the Lord. Right?
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2
See what I mean? :)
I think the older I get, the more sure of one thing I know---I do not have it figured out. And I never will until I meet Jesus at His Throne. Hopefully then, He will make sense of all this world-y stuff.
My convictions are very strong some days about certain things in my own life. Other days, I am unsure of what God really is asking of me. Are these Jill's convictions for herself or are these convictions from the Lord?
It's a tough call some days. I can be very black and white in certain areas in my life.
Is Jesus black and white? Or is He black, white, and gray as well?
I do know this: Grace can be gray for me sometimes. If that makes any kind of sense.
The Bible is very clear regarding certain behaviors that we are to adhere to and abstain from.
However, other things, are not so clear to me.
This is where the gray area comes in. This is where I have to go to Him, His Word, and talk to Him. Seek Him, and ask Him to show me what to do.
Sometimes, I am still unsure--if I am being honest.
This is where Grace comes in. I have to just realize that I will mess up some days, I will go the wrong way. Even when I am really, really, really trying to go the right way.
God will reign me back in with His Grace. Just like He always does.
This, I know.
black, white, and a lot of gray,