Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Less Sloppy, More Joe

1 Peter 1:17 (MSG)
17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living.

 Sloppy Joes.  If there's a better meal for a kid, I don't know it.  It's a meal that invites you to eat it with reckless abandon.  Make a mess, it's ok, sloppy is in the name.  It's not a black tie and coat tail meal.  It's Sloppy Joes, not "Everything Stays where it Should" Joes.  Sloppy Joes are easy: brown some beef, throw in the sauce, mix it all up and spoon it out.  Done. 

But sloppy is no way to live, day in day out.  As Christians, we've embraced the reality that we have responsibility to the Living God.  Just like Sloppy Joes, sloppy living is easy.  Trust me, I've done it and have to fight against it.  It's easy.  This verse is a reminder that we have a responsibility, and will be held responsible, for how we live and the impact and influence we have.  I'm praying that you'll have Steak today instead of Sloppy Joes. 

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