Personal Reflections: The Real Thing

Personal reflections: The Real Thing

by: Debbie Waltz

Welcome Back, Readers~

Okay, so I have a confession to make-one that may not be popular among my readers…

I LOVE Stovetop Stuffing.

I know what you’re thinking, “But Debbie, it’s the boxed stuff. How could you favor that over the real thing?”  The truth is, I don’t know. I’ve always had something with different textures growing up with CP. Now that isn’t saying I don’t eat some of my mom’s stuffing after she’s made it. I do. I even try other people’s stuffing when we are at family Christmas parties. No matter how many variations of stuffing I try, nothing beats the dry stuff.

But that’s just me.

That got me thinking a lot about my faith. I want an authentic, genuine faith that is permeated by the Holy Spirit. I want to be a vessel that is holy and acceptable to Jesus Christ. That doesn’t mean I don’t fail from time to time; believe me, I do. That’s when Jesus does his best work, making beautiful masterpieces out of our mistakes. This is where truly surrendering ourselves to God is vital. It means letting go of our dreams for the future and being open to wherever the Lord leads.

Remember what I Corinthians 6:19 says “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own…”

All that is required is that we remain available to hear God’s voice. We are nothing more than the vessel he uses to move on behalf of others. 2 Timothy 2:21 says, “Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be made instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work,” (NIV)

I apologize if you were looking forward to my usual music Monday spiel, but this idea has been formulating in my head for a few days. Yes, I’m sure you’ve seen one verse before. That just reiterates how important they are in the Christian walk.

Here are two of my favorite songs that help me remember to focus on Jesus.

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