Painless Surgery-We have been anesthetized from painful surgery without going to a hospital.

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

In the last 3 years, I have had two angiograms and one resulted in placing three stints in an artery. I felt nothing as I was anesthetized with an injection and a U2 song I had requested to be played. It was great-no pain and successful surgery. The cost however, was a changed diet and consistent exercise.

Isaiah 58 sounds like many today who sometimes seem eager for more of God but with a different set of conditions. Maybe they wanted surgery without pain-they wanted anesthesia. Jesus’ formula is different-“no pain, no gain!” And he’s not talking about sporting events.

Check out Proverbs 14:12 in The Message “There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again-it leads straight to hell. Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak.”

WHAT THIS MEANS: Real growth as a disciple comes with the surgical removal of aspects of our life that are contrary to the abundant life Jesus promised. This surgery is not without pain. Be careful of doctors/hospitals that provide painless remedies to life’s hard challenges.

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