I have been humbled trying to use my electric wheelchair in our cozy home. I have been brought to tears as the gift of power and mobility has not made things easier. Trying to hold my hand steady and make smooth adjustments with the "JOY" stick has actually been quite scary. I told my family that at this point I was just going to star in my own HGTV new "HIT" series, "High Speed Room Redesign."
I have been given the electric wheelchair because I have "issues." The gift was based on my limitations and I only needed to come to the point where I admitted that I needed it! The irony is that in the process of trying to use what is designed to help me makes my disabilities more glaring! There is no more hiding the reality of my condition. When I come into a room you know right away that I am physically handicapped!
Becoming a child of God required me to admit my sin and my need to be rescued. Even though I have the power that raised Jesus from the dead at my disposal I still have to learn to live in that freedom. I am not saved to keep to myself so you don't see my sin. In the process of learning to use the electric wheelchair it is going to remind me to let God move me!
Regardless of my sin God is going to do whatever is necessary for me to be more like Jesus! Reminding me of my old favorite HGTV show, "Divine Design!"
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
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