Good morning, DearHeart.
Yesterday morning I got to sit at a table with six brilliant women and listen to an incredible speaker tell her story about being bold in an unpopular place. Instead of choosing to fit in, she followed her heart because it was the right thing to do. She pressed on at the darkest times knowing there was light ahead. It got me to thinking … what am I … what are you keeping yourself and others from by working so hard to fit in? Trying to stay so perfectly compliant and predictable, trying to stay under the radar to not raise any ruckus, going unnoticed, instead of gutsy and bold and spear to the heart-ish?
This is my question to you: if you were “wild-yes” to the Holy Spirit, instead of careful … how would static-predictable behavior, change to action that’s living with really RED pulsing blood … not merely pulsing, but spraying Christ – fountain-like, nourishing even souls and wildlife and the deepest water on earth?
Didn’t we agree…we are here to do the real work? Didn’t we promise to take the heat in order to do it? What is memorable is not always what is protocol. What is memorable in troubled cultures such as ours is stunning soulfulness, your soul on FIRE. And, if it happens to leave us with singe around the edges, so be it. But first things first.
‘But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.’ (Matthew 5:37 HCSB)
Act a wild yes in the Holy Spirit.