I love my blender. I should say I love my blender even more this week. I’ve had it since we got married. It was one of those gifts that we didn’t put on the registry but someone got it for us anyway. It’s a good quality blender. I love making smoothies with it!
There was just one problem with it. There was a small gap between the glass portion and the hard plastic base of the pitcher part. (Sorry about the non-technical language.) The result was gunk got caught in between. It was gross. And we could see it. But we couldn’t get to it. And we were bummed that there didn’t seem to be a solution for cleaning the gunk.
So a Tuesday I decided to make a smoothie. I picked up the pitcher and the plastic base seemed a little loose. Hmmm. I realized after seven years that the plastic base could unscrew from the glass part. I was in shock. I never knew. But it was so obvious. I could finally clean it. I gave it a good scrub.
Here’s the thing. I’ve learned that sometimes what God is showing me is so completely obvious, like, well maybe how to clean the blender, but I’m just being stubborn. I don’t want to be open to the idea of what He’s showing me through His Spirit. It’s a good reminder to me that I’ve got to be open to what He wants me to do. I’ve got to seek Him and ask Him to reveal to me how I can be a follower of Jesus. Will you pray that with me? Will you ask God to reveal to you and to our church community how God wants us to be followers of Jesus?
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.