“put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:10 ESV
Are you open to possibility, DearHeart?
The astonishing work of my faith is about leaving the door cracked open for hope. It takes boldness to hold to your Savior’s promises more than your emotions. It takes wisdom to know that possibilities exist beyond the limits of your own thinking, and that God Most High has summoned an entire orchestra of His angelic beings to work to bring about His best for you. You may think you’re being “realistic,” by denying yourself possibilities. But really, you’re just human-deluded. And, when you shut down possibilities with your jaded earthling thinking- well, yeah, life will punish you with enemy-planted limitations.
In my times of angst and feeling hemmed in, here’s why believe that The Almighty has everything happening in its own right time, and its own right way: I believe it because I have witnessed it. I’ve been awed, humbled, gratified, and shaken to my core. But before there was awe, there was simply a self-absorbed pursuit. Here’s what I mean … I’ve got 40 plus years of walking this life as God’s child. We’ve been through it all together and I’ve had long stents of failure by trying to take the lead on my own. So, I’m prone to believe in the bizarre and brilliant workings of Spirit, that Mad Creator of destiny. But here’s the stickier truth…I want logic (the human kind that connects logical dots), and answers. From learning to trust Him and trust His ways – I’ve learned I really don’t care about black and white scientific reasoning; I’ve just learned that believing God, even when I can’t see or feel His movement has paid huge gains. Even when you’re negative or detached, you’re always taking some kind of stance. I choose to take the stance that sets me free. I know that cynics think that Christ is a crutch. And they’re right. He is a crutch. His power and His strength is something to lean on when you’re flopping and stymied and too feeble for your legs to keep holding you up. Yes, of course, I could choose to assert my independence from a belief in ease, love, and benevolence. Call me morally lazy, but I’d rather walk forward in my life with God Most High and accomplish things. I take actions because I know Him and I trust. I don’t take actions when I don’t trust. There you have it.
Wake up. Crack your door to possibility. Go.
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