Shaking Things Up

By Joel Hoffschneider

If your employer comes into the office and announces…‘We are going to shake things up, emergency meeting at 11:30 …’ it’s probably scary. 

If the doctor tells you that the medicine you have been prescribed needs to be shaken up to work…that is probably appreciated. 

When the Living God vows to shake things up, it may be both scary and appreciated. Advised to grab something and hold on during this wild ride.

Regardless of the situation, we all want to know if we’ll be ok once the shaking stops. Importantly, you were eternally valued before the shaking and will be after it stops. God values all that he creates. However, depending on your situation, you may not see it that way. 

While God’s love is not conditional on your behavior, your awareness of that love IS. It is the true reason for these types of shake-ups. God needs your attention to move from your sinful agenda to his Godly one. Relying on others to provide us with value often means we expect them to behave in a way that makes us feel valued, or, changing our behavior in order for them to grant us value.

When God’s eternal Spirit rules in all our hearts alone; we see Him as the true and only source of our Salvation. This allows us to find value in people, not from them. This eliminates the need to change how we act to please others because God is our value.

A house filled with God’s glory, welcomes the Lord of Hosts in a new and powerful way. Be excited about a future that presents more joyful moments. Your all-sufficient merit, raise us to Your glorious throne. Discovering joy in the reality you are presented with means you do not need your environment to be any specific way to feel good. Instead of needing everything to go well to feel valued and wonderful, you can be well with how everything goes, even when it doesn’t.

“Born Your people to deliver, born a child and yet a King, born to reign in us forever, now Your gracious kingdom bring. By Your own eternal Spirit, rule in all our hearts alone; by Your all sufficient merit, raise us to Your glorious throne. Amen.”
Charles Wesley  (from Haggai 2:7)

Dear Heavenly Father, 
Thank you for your Son and His amazing work on the cross which secured our Eternity. Help us to see You as the only source of our value each and every day, and to strive to find value in others and joy in the future where your eternal Spirit rules in our hearts alone.

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