I have realized recently since God has reminded me to Breath, that I am much more aware of Him using my "day to day" experiences to teach me things or reitterate if you will thing to me. I think it was yesterday. My wifey and I were checking out at Wally World, actually it's the "Neighborhood Market" They call it that so that it seems less intrusive and that they (WalMart) are not actually trying to take over the world................................ ok.. thats a blog for another day. j/k
ANYWAY, my wifey and I are checking out at the Neighborhood Market, and I strike up a conversation with the clerk. If you know me, you know that this is not terribly out of the ordinary, I do suffer from diarrhea of the mouth sometimes. Moving along now....... so the clerk and I were talking. All of the registers behind us were those stupid self checkout thingys. I dont know if you have ever noticed but they are insanely loud! So I told the clerk that surely I would lose me mind if I had to stand there all day and listen to the same friendly robotic voice repeat the same thing over and over and over and over (you get the point right)
SO, she's like "huh" and then I pointed to the self checkouts, indicating that as being the source of the racket. and she was like "oh yeah", "when I first started here they used to bother me really bad, but I dont even hear it anymore."
And I was like holy moly you must be deaf lady!!! (well I didnt say that of course)
I told her that it reminded me of a time, years ago that my wife (pregnant with Courtney at the time), Kaitlyn and I lived in a house directly across from the railroad tracks in MidTown.
Our first night there we all three literally came out of the bed when the train came by at like 2:30 am. It was truly one of the LOUDEST things I've ever heard. Within a few days or weeks, I guess, I would barely role over when the train would come by.
I guess sin is kinda like that, in some ways. The first time it comes into your life, your like"Whoa" that really bothered me, but then the more that your exposed to it, the more "used to it" you get and the next thing you know that sin that once really bothered me, doesnt really even bleep on my radar anymore.
So I guess what I took from that was to not grow complacent and comfortable. That sin, if left unchecked will eventually become normalcy, and that my friend is just not cool.