I remember reading in one of Yancey’s books a talk he gave about alcoholism. He said something like, ‘first it is a stranger, then a guest, and then it becomes your master.’ Brilliant!
This can certainly apply to many, many things – some obvious, some a bit more subtle, but I think that it is worth some thought and reflection.
An addiction, sure, but what about a nasty little habit? Where did it begin? How did it begin? What stage is it in now, still a stranger, perhaps a guest, has it become your master?
Maybe we can turn it around and apply it to our relationship with God….now ask yourself what stage is it in? A stranger? A guest? A loving Master who calls us friends…..