Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Where Do I Divide It?

I had an interesting experience last Saturday.  After we had taken my daughter to her first day on her new job we went shopping, and we saw a sight that has left me thinking... .... YEAH, and SisterT does THINK on occasions!! ha! But what I SAW I have never seen before... ... ...

I guess you could call me judgmental~or discriminating.. . . you know, these words have a BAD rap in our society today, but I call it THINKING and DISERNMENT~

I was sitting in a parking lot, and along came a traditional conservative Amish family of three~husband, wife and little baby~NO PROBLEM here~none with me.... NONE!  

While the vision of such a devout couple was sweet, what did NOT look quite right to me was when the wife pulled out the potato chip can (you know the looong one-NOT a bag) and well... ... ... that wasn't too bad or IF it is bad...then in the back of the buggy was a super huge package of toilette paper... ... .. .. . .. .

Now, like I said, I am probably being judgmental, but something is WRONG with this picture~however IF I don't judge the situation, I have think about just where they are drawing the line in what they are willing to do to become separate from this world~ahem! Isn't this the reason for their clothing and lifestyle choices in order to please God? So if modern conveniences are wrong or evil, then how do they decide which ones are OK, like the chips and double thickness paper ON A ROLL??

With this said, this picture IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT~and one I wish I had taken my camera to capture, just didn't add up~but trying NOT to judge~not be ugly myself about this in any kind of cynical way...

WHERE do I draw the line in this world in my own worldly affairs is MY QUESTION~what I need to consider rather than focus on this couple who were doing their best I am sure, that they could to live their own faith...

There are so many times and places that I find one foot squarely planted in this world with the pull of its powerful lure sucking me away from the God of my heart, while my spirit and heart longs for more intimacy with Him...such a conflict~a war, really...

WHERE to draw the line is such a difficult question, and to find ones self being reminded that I too have to and HAVE made a decision of dividing from this world and seeking God more intimately~should I inch closer to God more than I am?

Of course, I should.  My division isn't as close to the Savior as it should or even could be...

Oh Lord, help me to become closer to you... AND thank you for showing me this precious family and teaching me something through them...Amen.

1 comment:

Richele said...

Very interesting post. I lived in PA before...near Amish country....never did understand myself where the lines were drawn. But, I do love how that got you thinking about your own lines...and in that I am thinking about where I draw the line...very thought provoking post. :) TOS Blog Walking!