I don’t wanna get adjusted

Merry Monday by Parris Bailey

In this world we have our trials
Sometimes lonesome, sometimes blue
But the hope of life eternal
Makes all old hopes brand new

And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world
I’ve got a home so much better
And I’m gonna go there sooner or later
And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world

Years ago Frank and I watched the infamous movie called “Hook”. As a little girl I loved the story and movie of Peter Pan. (Who didn’t?) In the movie Hook, Peter was forever preoccupied with his cell phone and job obligations, oblivious of his family. Wendy spoke the line that forever stands out to me, “So Peter you are all grown up!” In 1994 the Lord spoke to me and seemed to say to me, “Parris, your religion will not sustain you in the years to come”. All I can say is that for many years since then, I felt the spiritual need to go down to the bottom of the ocean. Have you ever dived to the bottom of a deep pool or swam down deep into the sea, you will find stillness, a calm, almost like you’re in another world. I remember using the term “learning to shut off all the faucets in my life.” I too had become a grown up Peter, taking life much too seriously and getting way to comfortable with this world. I needed to fall in love with God again and thankfully he led me into a deeper understanding of the Christian life. What did I learn from those years and am still learning, that this world has nothing for me, that people, as precious as they can be, are but shadows, but He is the sun. Somehow my Christianity in the past was about my accomplishments and how others met my needs. Today I find myself totally dependent on Him and Him alone.
What about you? Have you become a grown up Peter? In “Hook”, Peter has to learn how to laugh all over again and become a child. The movie ends with him throwing his phone away and returning to his family. I thank God he adjusted me to not “wanna get adjusted to the world ever again.” As Frank just preached last night, I might as well be just a Christian nerd. Let’s listen to the rest of this song-

Lord, I’m growing old and weary
And there’s no place that feels like home
Savior come, my soul is weary
To where I never more want to roam

And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world
I’ve got a home so much better
And I’m gonna go there sooner or later
And I don’t want to get adjusted to this world, to this world
Iris Dement-


  1. thankyou it was a very goodfood for thought to enjoy today i feel this also we really dont belong here, but are hear for only a season i look at it as a beleiver as we are doing a out of town job then we get to come home ive done lots of out of town jobs it is so nice to come home and be with loved ones, god bless you.

  2. I’ll be a nerd for Christ! The world dislikes us (Christians) but disliked Jesus first. He was persecuted for speaking the truth, and crucified for me, so I can be a freak, a nerd ,or whatever humbles me. I related so much to pastor last night when he talked about in a since taking Gods grace for granted as a christian. In a since some churches getting a callous to the worldly things and that’s what happened to me. Slowly fading and getting use to the world instead of fearing God which resulted in a spiral of destruction. There’s something special about victory fellowship and I figured out why. It starts with the head pastor, and trickles down all the way to the church. My question to myself needs to be what kind of seeds am I planting? are they good spirit filled seeds that are organic in sense , or are they calloused with some worldly dirt around it?

  3. I guess growing up means dealing with reality. I fell short of this goal by only dealing with the realities of this present life; worried about the ends of the day and everything in it. I adapted to well to the things of this world; I had grown up!
    Children on the other hand are quite happy with the strangest things. What they seem to enjoy the most is crawling on their parent(s) and finding the strangest position to hang on them, while keeping them from their duties, (religious activities). Why not, I mean they have parent(s) that provide for their every need. What do they have to worry about; their reality is so different from an adult’s.
    On January 24, 2005, my reality was expanded to that of a child’s again. I met that parent that provides everything for me. I saw what I could not see with my eyes and experienced what one can only know when reborn. Much like Peter, I, too, do not want to grow up if it means losing my greatest treasure, the reality of Christ.
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

  4. Instead of ‘Happy Hours’ , ‘Attitude Adjustment Hours ‘ or a Bailey’s Irish drink lets just keep the the double shots of ‘Happy Meals’ from ‘ The Baileys’ ( Parris and Frank) Drink ‘ going and the princess of darkness will always be behind us and God’s Will in front of us. Amen, Amen and Amen.

  5. I still have some growing to do. Yet I see how far I have come in the past 15 years. God is so good to us all.

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