I have two cats. Their food is all gone. Has been since yesterday. The Packer game is on.
|Jackson is waiting|
Anyway. Yes. The sentences relate because...if you have the authority, you have the responsibility. Even IF the Packer's are playing the Vikings in an important game right now, I must take care of my cats. Yes, really. I have authority over my cats (not that they understand that), meaning that if I decide to get rid of them (don't tempt me) I could. And if I decide to give them tuna everyday (and yes, I did just that before I sat down to make A POINT about this situation), I could. Or if I decide they will live in the basement (perish the thought), then they must. But I also have a responsibility to them.
My authority has limits, however, because I am under the authority of God. He does not grant me ultimate and absolute authority. If I were delinquent enough to torment my cats (perish that thought too!) I may be free to act that out, but my conscience would rightly declare me corrupt and I would eventually be judged guilty. But THE POINT is that every authority you have comes with an equivalent measure of responsibility.
|Orion expecting more tuna|
Do you have a car? Always drive seriously (no texting, no drinking, no listening to depressing Bear's games).
Do you have kids? Your life is not your own (worse than cats!) anymore. You know that. Act on it.
Do you have a spouse? His or her needs come first.
Do you have a body? Take better care of it.
Do you have a soul? (Yes, this is a rhetorical question.) Your soul consists of your mind, emotions and will.
Do you have a mind (Then why do you have cats?)? Work it with real problems instead of drivelly TV shows and pointless games (No, playing chess is not pointless).
Do you have emotions? Use them to express your feelings, rather than to badger others.
Do you have a will? Use it regularly, otherwise your lazy body will take over!
Do you have a spirit? Yes, you do. That's the part of you that relates to the Spirit of God. The part that chooses whether or not you will obey the voice that is telling you to go shovel the sidewalk, and drive with two hands on the wheel, and stay up all night with the sick baby, and exercise patience with your spouse, and get up and exercise, and read something beneficial, and limit the crying or the yelling, and to put the Packer game on pause while you go get the cat food you've been forgetting to pick up every time you were in the store this week.
Rather than dismiss Him, connect with God; your spirit to His Spirit. And yes, THAT'S THE POINT
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