April 27, 2020
Belief Versus Assumption
Jesus, help me move past assumptions and listen to you.
So they said to him, "What can we do to accomplish the works of God?" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent."
My wallet was old and bulkier than I needed. It was also patterned in a hideous pinkish paisley. But it had been a gift from my son, who, as he proudly told me on that Christmas morning years ago, had picked it out all by himself.
So, not wanting to hurt his feelings, I kept it. I recently mentioned the situation in passing and that same son said, "Well, why don't you just get a new one?" When I explained my assumptions, he gave me a blank stare. He had no recollection of even ever giving me the thing. Zero. I was free! How many assumptions do I carry with me about what I'm called to do and be? When is the last time I actually bothered to check with the Lord? When is the last time that I believed in him enough, asked him directly--and listened to what he had to tell me?
- Amy Welborn