Time for That Bubble

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. – 1 John 2:15-16

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Brian is always joking that he’s going to put me in a bubble. I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s time.

He is referring to my inability to stay well, the fact that I am a germ-magnet and prone to accidents. He wants to limit my exposure to things that take my health in the wrong direction. He wants to protect me and keep me safe.

The reason I want a bubble isn’t for any physical reasons, though. I want a bubble to protect me from chasing after the things of this world.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. – Romans 12:2

I am prone to desire physical healing and relief. The more I see of what others can do, the more envious I become. And oh, don’t even get me started on the pride I feel when I can accomplish the smallest thing.

These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

I pray today that God will transform me by changing the way I think and the desires of my heart. I want to follow His will more than I want any physical thing. No matter how hard this gets, I always want to want Jesus more. How about you?

Father God, refocus me when I start to chase after temporal things. Thank You for Your desire for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…


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6 Comments on “Time for That Bubble

  1. Shelly, can I join you in your bubble??
    Seriously, I KNOW EXACTLY what you are talking about when you said about just wanting to do what others can do and wanting physical healing and relief and I also know all about the pride that does come when I accomplish the smallest of things. But I also can AMEN to your statement … “No matter how hard this gets, I always want to want Jesus more.” … it’s just easier to say on some days than others!!
    Thanks for being a blessing to me and let me know when “our” bubble takes off!!!
    Love you!!!

    • What fun!! I’ll bring the hersheys if you’ll bring the pillows! 🙂 Love you, Barb! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. I hear you, friend !
    I don’t think it’s wrong to yearn for physical healing…thinking of the women with the issue of blood….but like me, you are wanting to learn to be content whatever your circumstances….only possible with lots of help, for sure.

    I rather like the idea of a bubble for you…how wonderful that Brian wants to keep you safe from all harm! I think he’s on to something.

    I’d like a sound-proof bubble because I’ve become ultra sensitive to noise.

    Do you stand on a verse in Luke 10.19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

    I use the second part often !

    God Bless you abundantly, precious one, and keep you safe from all viruses !

    Love,
    Mary

    • Thank you for your sweet friendship, Mary, and for always praying for me. I love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. I think it’s okay to yearn for physical healing – and to tell God this. He loves relationship and telling Him what you want is good. Think of the persistent woman in the Bible and even Paul lamented he wanted the thorn to be gone. I also think you are so good at turning things around and using the heartache to see what God is doing. Yes, staying in bitterness would be conforming, but I think there is a transforming work happening in your life.
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