"I like big BUT's & I can not lie..."
Yes... I made it a BUT, not BUTT ...
you'll see why later
But anytime I hear the word, "butt" or "but", I gotta break out my inner Sir-Mix-A-Lot
I was even mentioned in it
"Oh my God Becky... look at her butt" ... some family members call me Becky - so it could be me...
I love how little words make all the difference ...
& one little word was pointed out to me this weekend at church
Most of the times, "but" isnt a good thing
" I really like you, BUT.... "
... that doesnt usually end up well
You ever have those conversations in your life
"You're doing well, BUT...."
"You're outfit looks good, BUT..."
"The car can be fixed, BUT...."
Yeah... sometimes, the 'but' makes you cringe
BUT sometimes it can be a good thing...
"Today is going to be rainy, BUT ... " (tomorrow is going to be sunny, or its going to clear up)
"You've got the flu, BUT .... " (we have medicine that can help you)
"You can't have a day off, BUT...." (you can have 2 DAYS OFF... now I'd REALLY like that one)
I've noticed that "BUT" changes everything
When you start off a sentence positively & add a 'but' in there, it changes it around - maybe balance it with some negative
Same with the negative sentence... add in a 'but' & it can turn it into a positive thing
So when we read the familiar story in John 8 this past Sunday, I had to circle this in my Bible.
The story is the woman caught in the act of adultery...
you know the story .... everyone wants to stone her...everyone quick to point fingers
Dont get me started on why the man wasnt there...another topic at another time...
This woman is standing being accused of this, everyone looking at her with harsh eyes, wanting to condemn her....
ya think that's a negative sentence?
We see though in John 8:8 .... "BUT JESUS"
"But Jesus bent down & started to write on the ground with his finger"
There's the change in the sentence
The change in the story
The change in this woman's life
We know Jesus bends down... tells anyone if they are the one who has no sin, to go ahead & throw that first stone... & watched everyone walk away
& we see Jesus tell this woman that he doesnt condemn her & tells her to go & leave her life of sin...
The story was turned around...
So just wanted to share this because maybe you're life is in a negative place...
Hold on... there's a BUT coming... a BIG OLE BUT!!
(had to do it, you know I did)
Jesus is with you... ready to throw that same sentence in your life story
What is Jesus going to turn around in your life?
Hang in there
... you're situation? Know that Jesus can make it a positive...