Today there is going to be a big one-day Christian music festival in my state. Several really good Christian bands will be playing including my personal friends Rush of Fools. Some of the others are Skillet, Sanctus Real, Building 429 and more. What a great opportunity to hear some good music in a good atmosphere.
So, why am I so indecisive about whether to go or not? I would really love to hear Rush of Fools because I want to support them anytime I can. And I like the music of some of those other bands also. But I am concerned about being out in the afternoon heat because it has been causing me a lot of headaches lately. Also it is going to be very crowded so they encourage people to come there in groups because parking space is limited. My husband is driving a bus for a church group and they have said I can ride with them. Or, my church is taking a group and I could go with them. If I go with a group, then I would have to stay for the whole thing and it would take up most of my precious Saturday (if you work Monday thru Friday, then you understand what I mean). But I want to be able to leave there when I get tired. Decisions, decisions...
Thankfully, this isn't truly a big or life-changing decision. Wouldn't it be nice if all of life's decisions were this minor? If this was my biggest problem in life, things would be so easy. However, if this was the biggest my problems ever became, I might not ever see how much I need a Savior; I might never know how big my God is and how He comes through to help me when I am in need; I might never know the "peace that passes understanding" that only He can give.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
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