Then he said to the woman,“I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy…” (Gen 3:16).
Today I am feeling the sharpened pain of pregnancy. I am tired. I am nauseous. I am irritable. My head hurts. I am sick with the curse of the daughters of Eve.
But it has me thinking this morning. Sometimes we want to blame Eve for all the mess she’s put us in. She listened to the serpent. She ate the forbidden fruit. She led her husband into disobedience to the God who created them only to love them. She’s to blame for all this trouble. But you know what? I would have done it too and so would you. We do it everyday.
Jesus said, “I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant. You make me want to vomit” (Rev. 3:16 MSG) My sin makes Jesus feel like I am feeling right now. He wants to vomit.
So as I hang my head over a toilet bowl, I am reminded that is just how my Lord reacts when He watches me live beneath my potential. When he sees me stale and stagnant it makes Him want to vomit.
Today let’s resolve to not make Jesus vomit, but rather live a Christ honoring life that brings him great joy.
“For God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body” (1 Cor. 6:20).
*Today if there are typos in this… I just don’t care. That’s how crappy I feel.