Ever go to a machine only to see the dreaded, “Out of Order” sign? Great. This one’s out of commission. Now I have to go look for another. There have been many times where that sign could just as easily been placed on my life.
It is so easy to get things out of order.
It is so easy to get priorities all jumbled up.
Get things out of order & your are left with DIS-ORDER.
Left alone, life will get out of order & jumbled up all by itself. It takes work, discipline, & love to keep your life in order.
- God, Family, Ministry. • J-esus, O-thers, Y-ourself.
The true order of things must, must, MUST have God at the head (Deut. 6:5, John 13:34; 15:17). Otherwise you are as broke-down as the machine with the sign. And equally unusable by God.
- Not until the wiring gets re-wired.
- Not until the programming gets re-programed.
- Not until the jumbled gets un-jumbled.
- Until then: Move along. Nothing to see here. Out of Order.
Here’s the silver-lining: the Repairman can fix anything. He can put it in working order!
God can come in & show you how the machine is supposed to work. After all, He made it. He has the manual. He can show you which wire is frayed. He can put in new fuses. He can see… (don’t do it, Pat)… if there is… (can’t help myself)… Hecanseeifthereis a screw loose! (*pants*) Sorry, I tried.
The Repairman repairs. If you let Him.
He isn’t an intruder. He won’t Break & Enter. He requires your consent. Please give it! Show Him the mess only He can fix.
I don’t want to be busted & broke-down any more. I don’t want to be un-usable by God. Do you?
God. Family. Ministry. In that order.
Anything else is: Out of order.
And yes, that image is from Wreck-It Ralph – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreck-It_Ralph