Robin Gudal: Some can be curious by their nature
EN(dur)ANCE by Robin Gudal
I got in trouble. Imagine a cute little blonde girl with a big smile, snooping in your dresser drawers. The older couple who did my day care in Mankato for some reason trusted me to take my nap in their bedroom. I only remember an excessively big bed and a very large dresser set with lots of drawers. Of course, I was very young, so all things seem larger than life. I was curious. I also know that was the last time I got to take a nap on that nice, big bed.
I am curious by nature. Yes, (head dropped) I am “one of those,” who wants to follow the fire truck to see what is happening. Thankfully, my hubs has common sense.
Being too curious can be a stumbling block; it can cause one to sin. We all have a sin nature within us. It is wise to know your own weaknesses.
“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8 ESV
“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.” Romans 7:18 ESV
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 & Mark 14:38, NIV
“The greatest security against sin is to be shocked at its presence.” — Thomas Caryle
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV
“Every stronghold shall be broken. You wear the Victor’s crown. You have overcome, you have overcome. By your grace I live and breathe to worship you. Hallelujah. You have overcome. You’re my help and my defender. You’re my Savior and my friend.” — “Victor’s Crown” by Darlene Zschech
“Christ came, died and rose again that we each do not have to carry the burdens of life alone. He is our anchor. Jesus is the anchor of my soul.” Hebrews 6:19
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. “Galatians 5:1, New King James Version
P.S. — I have outgrown snooping through drawers, so you don’t have to worry if I visit your house!
Robin (Beckman) Gudal, intentional in life, is a wife, momma, nana, friend, and a flawed and imperfect follower of Jesus.