July 12, 2017-Heat and Cold

Everyone who likes taking a bath/shower has their own type of ‘temperature’ control. Some, like myself, tend to err on the side of a bit more heat than others. That is, until the outdoor temperature hits mid-90’s. Then, I turn the dial to a cooler setting than I usually do.

Finding that perfect water temperature is a knack–and while I prefer my shower water a bit ‘hotter’ than my husband does, when it comes to the outdoor temperature I hate heat. My motto is that you can put on more clothes to go outside in the winter but there are only so many clothes you can remove in summer!

Noah was smart enough to have understood that when God talked, people should listen AND obey. He was also wise enough when the waters receded to make his first step one of honor to the God who saved him.

Genesis 8:20-23-20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

God made humanity a promise: While the earth remaineth, life will return to normal. We will have heat and cold. The seasons of life will be ongoing.

Humans, in turn, renege. We complain about winter and cold. We complain about summer and heat. We forget to say thank you to the God who created earth. We forget to honor God…period. We tend to be ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ with God according to our moods…blaming Him when life goes south and praising Him when things go well.

Summer is coming. Days will be longer and the heat will be greater. It is hard to remember cold snowy winter days when your ice cream cone is melting faster than you can lick around it.

We are to bed CONSTANT in our praise and thanksgiving to God–neither so hot that we burn out, or so cold that we ignore Him. Our ‘just right’ temperature is to honor Him, be in a state of thankfulness, and do the work He commands us to do every day…

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