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The Same but Different

I borrowed my husband’s car a few days ago and had a hard time checking my blind spot when changing lanes. It was not because the car was old, it was actually the opposite.

My car is older and does not have the same amenities that newer cars do. When changing lanes, I am required to physically turn my head and look through the window to check for other drivers in my blind spot.

My husband’s car is newer and allows the driver to use special mirrors attached to the side mirrors so that without turning your head, you can switch lanes with a quick look to the side. It took a few days, but I got comfortable with the new way of driving.

Sometimes, when introduced to a new way of doing things, there is resistance, and this is natural.

Like when I was introduced to the Bible on my iPad. It just didn’t seem right or even respectful to read the Bible on a screen rather than off of a page.

I had to remind myself that it was okay. God’s Word is living and active, and it’s not the actual paper that makes it come alive, but the words themselves.

Or what about watching church online instead of attending the actual building, if unable to? Was that wrong?

I have learned the importance of not being too legalistic about things or getting caught up in the minute details. This can hinder my spiritual growth. If what I do does not align with God’s Word, then it is wrong.

Instead, if I can still grow in Christ and honor him with whatever decision I make, it is okay, even if I am not used to doing it that way or was taught differently.

I believe it is important to have freedom in Christ, and if our heart is in sync with his, we should enjoy that freedom without fear.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
~Betsy

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