Friday, March 21, 2014

The Patterns Of Life

Are you a pentagon, square or round? Which side of you do you see?
The pentagon, the five-sided shape.  There can be many sides to a person. One side can be the spiritual side, two can be the sunny-side, three the serious side, four the funny side, five the sad side?

Which side of you do you lean heavily on?  Are you a square, so serious that no one dare try to make you laugh? In contrast are you the jokester that no one can take seriously? Are you hiding from everyone the real side of you that tells the Jesus side of you?

I believe Jesus had a fun side. He turned the water into wine at a celebration. That would make anyone laugh.. He had a joyous occasion of telling the young man to pick up his cot and walk because his faith had made him whole. Yet, he became enraged when the people were using the temple as a disreputable business place.

Jesus had a sunny-side when the Lord came down on him and said, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well, pleased.” Jesus had “childish” side that loves little children as much as he loves adults.

Which side of a building will you lean toward? Are you well rounded or five pointed? Are you as round as you are tall? Do you stand tall at the mention of Jesus? Can you be joyous as well as sad?

Which side of you will you be showing when Jesus comes again? Let’s hope we will be joyous and spiritual at the sight of Jesus. Let’s hope we are healing someone with joy in place of sadness.
 PATTERN: ROMANS 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…. HEBREWS 8:5 …this is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” 2TIMOTHY 1:13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.