Cross thoughts: Christian ideas seen in Sudanese every day life.
Sometimes it can be tricky to change direction – especially when you are travelling on water in a boat. You wish to deliver your precious cargo safely to its destination. Boats must always be carefully and skilfully handled.
a small boat. a heavily laden boat.
It can also be difficult to change your direction in Christian life. You must leave some things behind. It may seem a huge challenge to turn your church into a more godly direction. It may seem dangerous to “rock the boat”.
But when God wants something to be done He often calls people He knows will be
(1) courageous enough and (2) careful enough to get His job done.
a river taxi. a merchant boat.
Turning a boat too quickly will often result in capsize. People and cargo are thrown into the water, sometimes with tragic consequence.
Driving a boat too fast may bring accidental hurt to passengers, crew, or even to other “innocent” river users.
Christian, learn the lesson of dying to your own wishes in order to come alive only for what God wants. Know that God will get you there, right on His time.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God”. Colossians 3:2-3.
“Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules?”, Colossians 2:20.
Never make the mistake of trying to do God’s work by using the methods of the world in which you live! God’s work must be done in God’s way or it ends up never being God’s work at all.
Kneel before the cross of Jesus Christ and say,
“Here I am Lord. Use me as You wish to use me.
The ship of my life will follow Your way alone”.