Alice in Wonderland is walking down a path when she comes to a fork in the road and doesn’t know which way to go.
The Cheshire cat in the tree asks…
“Where are you going?”
Her response: “I don’t know”.
His reply: “Then it doesn’t make any difference”.
Where are you going, and what is your purpose, are you on the right track, or are there annoyances that keep you from Your Journey? What is your purpose?
At the Sheep Shed, we have a compass to follow and use to guide when we get off track and need to redirect. We could be repeating the unwanted patterns in life, haven’t dealt with unfinished business from past relationships, or present conflict we can’t deal with. And most important when we want to get closer to God. We use the four basic laws written into the universe that affect all of our lives as surely as gravity.
The four basic laws are found in the Word of God:
Honoring/dishonoring parents (Deut. 5:16)
Judging/receiving, and doing the same we judge others for (Matt 7:1-2, Romans 2:1)
Sowing/reaping (Galatians 6:7-8)
then add to this
…the principle of increase from Hosea 8:7a, James 1:15.
We are all subject to these laws whether we believe them or not. When we don’t obey them we set in motion forces that must be reaped by simpler, impersonal law—law that is absolute and eternal. We sow and reap in kind. We judge then do the same. We honor or dishonor.
In the area of life we dishonor, life will not go well for us. The pain we reap often seems out of proportion to the harm we have done,
...but Scripture clearly states the principle of increase.
Our Christian Mentoring Ministry uses these four laws as a compass to point us to the root in the past of the problems brought to us.
To straighten broken relationships, the issues presented in the now can point you to the root that caused the whole thing to begin with.
The first of course is to decide to live as an imitator of Christ as created. Otherwise, you can learn to manage your issues but they don’t go away.
Christian healing comes not by making a broken thing good enough to work, but by delivering us from the power of that broken thing so that this can no longer rule us, and by teaching us to trust God’s righteousness to shine in and through that very thing.
Can you think of any unwanted patterns in your life that keep repeating and you don’t know why?
Are you at a place in your journey where you want to make a change and don’t know how?
Are you as close to God as you want to be? Are you on the life track that is right for you?
If not, you need to call to correct the turns or results of wrong choices and be on your way.