Have you ever asked yourself if you were born with a warranty? What would it cover and cost? Would it cover from the ends of each strand of hair to the end of your longest toenail? Would your warranty be free? Would the warranty come with a guarantee? How long would our warranties last? Are warranties renewable? What is the process of renewing our warranties?
Our bodies have had wear and tear on them. We come weak and tired. Drained of our energy, and short on strength. As we look in the mirror at ourselves, we wonder how much more we will change. What will we look like, from our little wrinkles lines by our eyes to the sagging skin that no longer fit our bodies? We begin to work little birds trying to find the bug in the dirt. As we peck in fear, our minds fill with worry. The discretion of the peaking begin to pull a film over our eyes. The film blinds us from the truth.
I read in the book “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” by Joanna Weaver, on page 37, years ago, “Instead of fretting, instead of worrying, we need to focus on discerning what we can do (with God’s) and what should be left entirely up to God. Even more important, we need to keep our focus on who God is and what God can do.”
Are our warranties full of worry? Sure they are, we all worry. The question is, which I also read from “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” on page 42, “Will our thoughts center on things true or false? Noble or nasty? Right or wrong? Pure or putrid? Lovely or lewd? Admirable or abominable? Excellent or praiseworthy? Or solid and contemptible?” I battle with the fact when I want to be best friend with Christ, I find myself against another obstacle. My obstacles can be very simple to very harsh. For example it can be easy as telling someone they are beautiful to believe Jesus loves me on page 85.
I read from, “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”
* The fruit of our lips: “Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess his name” (Hebrews 13:15) *The fruit of our deeds: “That you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: Bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:10)
* The fruit of our attitudes: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23)
God blesses us with a warranty before we are born. That warranty is focusing on him, to turning to him with we worry and praise him for our blessing. Our warranty simply says, “Watch to see where God is working and join Him!” In our warranty states, “To minister to others who are lost, to bring them to Christ.” When we do this, new peace and new joy are created. It is us that begin the warranty to others. We also need to remember in our warranty, “God’s will does not always proceed in a straight line. So don’t be surprised if your personal plots take a couple of twists now and then. Don’t get upset when point A doesn’t automatically lead to point B. There are no detours in God’s story line, not really. Just complications that he’s more than able to resolve.” Found in the book of, “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” on page 120.
What does our warranty from God cost? Not much just our sins, and to trust in him and his love. Love is an anchor of his word. He loves us with an A warranty or with a F Warranty. Our love for Christ bonds us to the Warranty of our Might God. If we believe in God our warranty is a life long guarantee. As it reads in: John 11:24-25
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Found this in the book of “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.” God promises us, that he will be with us all the way through the rough dry roads too the smooth refreshing waters. We just have to believe.