Do you remember the game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? It was based off the theory of Six Degrees of Separation...that any person in the world was only separated from another person by six or fewer acquaintances. So according to that theory...we would only have at most six acquaintances separating us from Kevin Bacon. Well mom's hysterically funny explanation as to how the milkshake explosion happened, reminded me of that game and set off a game of our own as we went on declaring six or less different excuses for the improperly placed lid that had created the decorative milkshake wall art.
Although the milkshake experience was hilarious, it reminds me of how many times we'll come up with six or less excuses to blame the devil, something, or someone else for the cause of our distress or failures when we, ourselves, might have been the cause... I think we're all guilty of this at some point or another. We are fallible. Because of our fallibility, when things happen in life, the first thing we should do is a personal inventory to see if something we did caused what just happened... In the process of our inventorying, if we prayerfully find that it was something we did, all we need to do is turn to God, repent for what we did, and the Bible says that He'll turn it around for the good for those who believe and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). We may still have to suffer consequences of our actions, but He will work it out. Now, if in our inventorying process we prayerfully come to the conclusion that it wasn't something we did, then we have to remember that..."Fred" didn't do it because, "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12) Remember to resist the devil despite what we may see happening in the natural, and he will flee. Not everything is "Six Degrees of the Devil." lol ...but many things including ourselves can cause a separation between us and God. Whatever the cause, prayerfully look to Him to reveal and remove the hindrance so that you can remain connected to Him, the Vine.