Have you ever had an experience where something in God’s Word simply came alive? You know, those times in life where something happens that triggers one of those spiritual lightbulb moments and something in the Bible makes perfect sense?
I had one of those moments last week.
Kate (one of my awesome dogs pictured above) was having some stomach issues. Maybe she ate something that did not agree with her stomach. Maybe she was simply trying to drive me and Heather crazy. All I know is that she was throwing up all over our house.
Kate went into another room to vomit for the first round. Before we could realize what was going down, she had already started to lick up her own vomit. It was an extremely disgusting site. We sternly told her to never do that again. However, minutes later after round two, she was trying to lick up her own vomit yet again.
As I was cleaning up her vomit from our tile floor, all I could think about was Proverbs 26:11 – “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.”
As gross, stupid, and ridiculous as it is for my dog to lick up her own vomit, it is just as gross, stupid, and ridiculous for me to return to my life messes – my sins, my foolishness, my mistakes, etc.
Do not be like Kate. Sure, you and I probably are not going to lick up our own vomit. But we often keep returning to those sins that give us temporary satisfaction, keep making the same decisions that leads towards trouble and dissatisfaction, and keep returning to the same messes over and over again.
Let me encourage you with these words from Romans 8:37, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerers through him who loved us.”
Have you had any verses of the Bible come alive recently?
Have you had any spiritual lightbulb moments?