Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I love McDonald's Filet-o-fish sandwiches.
McD's Filet o' Fish
 (Photo credit: snowpea&bokchoi)

I know how nutritionally deficit they are.  I know how full of fat they are, that doesn't matter.  I love them. 

After my hand surgery two years ago, when I was released from the hospital and could finally eat, we headed straight for McDonald's.

If I am at McDonald's, it is just too easy to order a Filet-o-fish sandwich, so I try to stay away from there.  That's difficult since there is a  McDonald's at the opening of the WalMart we most often frequent. 

I try to stay of out of Mc Donald's not because I am strong, but because I am aware I have a weakness.

The same thing is true of our spiritual weaknesses.  We still are enrobed in this flesh which has a "law of sin'" leading us to certain weaknesses.  If we known we have a propensity for "besetting sins" -- things that are likely to trip us up when we are exposed to them -- we are wise to avoid the exposure.  Not because of our strength, but because of our weakness.  Then we can depend upon His strength in our every situation.

The Lord Jesus explained this dual role in this way, "But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work," (John 5:17).  He was showing us the model for our own lives of faith.  The Lord works through us "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," (Philippians 4:13) strengthening us to do the work He has called us to do.  But we must also do our part of the work.  He doesn't run us over, He doesn't allow us to be passive for  Him to run over our lives.  He works, and we work.   I take the steps to avoid the McDonald's and He strengthens me in those steps.  

It is a comforting thing to know it is not just me walking out this life, but that "we" are working it out together.  The Lord and me,  a team. 

"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake:  for when I am weak, then am I strong."  2 Corinthians 12:9
McDonald's ice cream cone
(Photo credit: Newbirth35)

By the way,
 I love their ice cream cones, too.

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