Bubbles! What a great summertime activity to do with the kids. Even adults can enjoy a good bubble-making session.
I think I mentioned in one of those previous posts that while I was on the boat, I didn’t have my cell phone turned on. It got shut off while in port at Galveston and was not turned on again until back in that same port a week later.
I felt liked I lived in a bubble for that week. And it was terrific!
Only when you can go on a cruise for yourself do you understand the culture that is created on the ship. There are so many things happening almost all the time.
- Rock climbing…did that.
- Pizza at midnight. Totally there.
- Dodgeball happened twice.
- Live shows…every night.
- Three separate comedy acts.
- An ice rink!?!? Yep.
- And list goes on…
I was in a bubble for a week. That bubble was popped when, in Houston, our flight home got cancelled. Reality hit pretty hard at that moment. And then, finally, we arrived home, an entire day later. It took a week to get back into our “normal” lives and routines.
It has been great back at home but I still wouldn’t mind going back to “bubble life.”
As a followers of Christ, our lives are in God’s hands. His will and purpose is fleshed out in our daily walk with Him.
But we, as humans, can choose to not live out God’s will in our lives. We can choose to go another way. This is where the great Bubble-Maker comes on the scene.
Listen to some of these Bubble stories:
- Go on, have one more drink. One more won’t kill you.
- Have you heard what Sally said? Well, I shouldn’t say anything thing…
- Pornography is okay because it is only a picture, not an affair.
- Are you going to really believe what your Pastor just said? Seems pretty judgmental.
- You have not read your Bible in a few days? No big deal, God will give you grace.
You can probably add your own Bubble story to this list.
The devil, since the dawn of creation, has been weaving Bubble stories to distract men and women from the truth. He gets us to start questioning our faith, the Bible, even God’s existence. When this happens, our lives become bubbles. In other words, we stop living in reality and start living in fantasy.
Satan is a liar. Today, as you are reading this, can you identify any lies he has been whispering to you? It does not take real long for me to see what lies he tells me. But these bubbles can easily be popped!
In Acts 17, Paul is in Athens. Verse 16 says, “While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.” The people were living in a Bubble. Their city was full of idols. They even had one named “TO AN UNKNOWN GOD”. Bubbles everywhere!
Paul begins to explain the gospel. He starts teaching about Jesus. God’s truth is flowing out of Paul. There were bubbles popping in people’s’ minds. Verse 28 gives us a massive bubble popping truth, “For in him we live and move and have our being.”
Can I caution you today? STOP living in a bubble! Let God and His Word pop the bubbles in your life. It is in Christ that we have life. We are not living until we live in Christ. If you recognize a lie heading your way, pop that sucker! Pull out God’s word (which is likened to a sword) and start slashing through the bubbles that the enemy is blowing at you.
Jesus sums it up like this, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Living in a bubble will cost you more than you want to spend, take you further than you want to go, and eventually will destroy you.
So let today be a bubble-popping day in Christ!