“Y” – A to Z Challenge


Yowsa! Another round of snow hitting Colorado today. Don’t get me wrong, we need the moisture, but I certainly would appreciate rain over snow on April 29th. But it’s Colorado in April…we will eventually get some warm weather.


YThis fickle spring weather reminds me that sometimes we are fickle in our walk with the Lord. Take a look at these passages and see if you find some connection in your life.


Jesus spoke to the crowds about a fickle heart. “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Mathew 6:24 – NIV)


As Paul shared this message with the Romans, he reminded them of how a fickle mind will lead to destruction. “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.” (Romans 8:6-8 – NIV)


Fickleness can also lead to being led astray. “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.” (Ephesians 4:14 – NIV)


James talks about a “double-minded, unstable man” in James 1:8 and reminds us that “friendship with the world is hatred toward God” in James 4:4. This is pretty strong language about fickleness.


And Peter reminded his readers of some folks who “left the straight way and wandered off…” (2 Peter 2:14 – NIV). It is easy to lose sight of the true message when our minds and hearts are fickle toward God.


So what are we going to do about this fickleness in our lives? Will we just hang out and wait for one season of our life to overtake another? Will we allow ourselves to be tossed about? Will we allow the sinful man (or woman) within ourselves to control our lives?


These are not good options. If we are to continue to walk with the Lord, we must make the decision to make every effort to walk on the straight and narrow path set before us in Scripture. We must make every effort to understand Scripture. We must make every effort to allow God’s Spirit to control our lives so that we might have abundant life and God’s peace. We must make every effort to break that friendship with the world. We must make every effort to serve the true Master of our lives.


I pray that you will make every effort today to rid your life of fickleness. God asks you to do so. Jesus was pretty clear in His message. Scripture lays out the plan. And the Holy Spirit is within you to help you with this process.


Yowsa! We have work to do!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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