An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Time to Bunt?

(Proverbs 15:13 KJV)  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

As I was looking at this verse I had a direction in mind.  The Lord seemed to be speaking to me.  As I re-read a comment I made three years ago I came across this:
“In baseball the batter needs to decide on each pitch if he is going to swing or not. His attitude is ‘home run.’”
At the time that made sense in its context.  In some situations it still makes sense but I had overlooked the fact that baseball is a team sport.  You have a manager.  You have coaches.  When the man on deck responds to “Batter up” the fans are looking for the long ball.  What the man by the plate is supposed to be doing is what the coaches tell him.  In the dugout he was given direction.  In the on-deck-circle the coach was talking to him.  As he is waiting for the pitch he is watching the first base coach.  He is expected to do what he is told.  He may be the home run king of the league but the man who runs the team may want him to bunt.

Does it make sense to the slugger?  Maybe, maybe not.  Does it make sense to the fans.  Not to most of them.  Does it fit in with the overall strategy of the game.  Count on it.

So?  When we start our day we may be looking for home runs but our Manager may be asking us to bunt.  Look for the signals.  There are often issues that we are not aware of.  Giving us direction is why the Holy Spirit is paid the big bucks. 


buddeshepherd said...

I like Bunt cakes

Pumice said...

I shudder to think what that probably means in German.

Grace and peace.