I was re-reading my old (first) blog and came across this post… and decided to re-post it. Originally it was posted on October 23, 2007.
I don’t know how He does it, but He made me laugh out loud again today…
The morning started rather gloomy because of the dream I had… so I woke up with a sense of guilt because of something… shower did not really bring a lot of joy either, although there was a lesson there too… I wanted to share this yesterday, but somehow it got lost in the happenings of the day.
The thing was, I woke up yesterday and realized that there was no…..cold water.
Okay, so I could understand no hot water… but no cold water?
The thing that made me grin was when I realized…. what is considered a great start for the day for me? A hot shower. Therefore, hot water kind of represents good things. However, when there is only cold water, I do not feel as happy as I could be. Call me spoiled, but I just like taking showers. So, in a way, cold water represents something that is not so good…
Considering that there was only hot water, supposedly it was the bestest day for me… but yet, it made me think about something: I cannot really stand under really hot water. I cannot make tea. I cannot wash dishes because I would burn my hands… all because of the absence of the cold “bad” water.
So, in applying to our lives (as you might have noticed already, I like to look at mundane everyday things from a point of view that allows me to find lessons and applications in real life), we cannot only have the good things. There have to be some bad. Not that bad things are pleasant, but they are necessary sometimes… just like discipline.
After I got out of shower and closed the door behind mom who left for work, I told God that I learned the lesson and that there is no point in reminding me about it all the time.
I grinned at Him, walked into my room and turned the page in my “eternal” calendar that has a Bible verse for each day…. and just stood there with my jaw hanging when I saw the verse for today…
At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.
(Hebrews 12:11, MSG)
That’s when I couldn’t help but laugh…