“But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language….Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.” Colossians 3:8, 10 NLT
Good morning to you, RenewedOne,
Do you ever feel like, as a child of the Most High, you are a renegade? Here you are, breaking new ground . . . no longer commonplace – because there is nothing common about the great gulley through which you have been called to gallivant? And, every time you roll your eyes to the heavens and say “Really, God?” you either want to kick yourself or curl up into fetal position and hope you melt into a puddle?
Sweets, the wild and wooly west can’t hold a candle to this patriot life . . . no google maps, no sign posts, no Starbucks. You’re so off the map GPS can’t even find you. And, then, if that’s not enough, in walks the angry antagonist who’s rush and thrill in life is to create a near-bedlam three ring circus of chaos every time you turn around. DearOne, Jesus dealt with nutcase, manic slanderers who held no regard for the brashness of their unfounded lies and guilty conscience, too. They murdered Him, yet through the process, He was renewed.
There are times when all you can see is a midnight black sky. You feel alone and naked and empty here. But, deep down, you know this – you have never been less alone. Without the world’s dirty games and nasty noise trying to serve up psychotic direction, there is a place where you know you can finally hear the genius of your Creator.
Stay the course. Open to every nuance of your Father’s guiding heart, and you will find every curve of the road is leading you. Every blade of grass knows your step. He has directed every bit of sky to whisper His name to you, to clue you in. This renewal of the Almighty God in you is as mysterious as it is brilliant. Brilliant Love is drawing you closer into Him, moving you forward, rooting for you, He has invested His life into you to bring about His glory through your every move. Mmm. Take that thought in a moment. You have been chosen for this. Critical conversations are designed for your good under God’s divine guidance. There is a scent to follow. Every bird is singing something necessary to you. The wind blows to push you in the right direction, while the rain soaks you in Holy water. You are in His favor, Love. The moments you get to realize this are worth an entire lifetime, because the Holy Spirit speaks through you to be heard by ears that need Him. Everything is in your favor as long as your heart is set to learn Him, learn His ways. Really, it’s one thing to be alive. It is a whole other thing to rise from your puddle, renewed in your new nature.
Choose to renew.
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