Friday, June 28, 2013

come to your senses

One of my step sons told me how he almost had to take the rap for losing a piece of his younger brother's toy and potentially having to pay for a new toy.  Apparently his younger brother did not readily admit to what really transpired about how the piece got lost.  The older brother told me, "After a half a day he 'came to his senses' and told my Mom that he was the one who lost the piece." 

What comes to your mind when you hear someone has come to their senses, or has been brought to their senses?  It means that they have stopped being foolish and are being sensible again.

We can see this in the familiar story of the son who squandered all of his inheritance and found himself with absolutely nothing. 

The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything. 

When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!  Luke 15:16-17 NLT
 
What made him come to his senses?  Something must have driven him back to his rightful state of mind.  I believe it was the remembrance he had (could trust in) of where he had come from.  There was a hope of something better.  He realized his bad choices landed him in this mess, but he didn't have to choose to continue this way.     

As with my step son, as well as from the story of the prodigal son, both became aware of their actions and understood there was something better then the consequences that await them.

Reading the Word of God absolutely brings us to our senses!  And...U-turns are acceptable!

God's Word is living and powerful.  It is sharper than a sword that cuts both ways.  It cuts straight into where the soul and spirit meet and divides them.  It cuts into the joints and bones.  It tells what the heart is thinking about and what it wants to do.  Hebrews 4:12 NLV


5 comments:

  1. And, his father accepted him back home with nothing but love. As God welcomes us back home with nothing but love when we drift away. Come to your senses that God is love, joy and happiness, and beauty all around. : ))

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  2. Cheri

    I sure wanted to bring this point up as well, but not wanting to get to long, I didn't.

    Glad you KNOW it!

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  3. Thanks for sharing...its so awesome to come to our senses and understand God knows best...not us :)

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  4. I often learn this lesson the hard way. Thanks for sharing!

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