Good mornin, DearHeart.
These are bizarre days. It is going to be strange for us to spend a span of our days at home, on the farm, through the rest of March – into April. Who would have thought that a tiny, microscopic germ could move us into such mayhem? Yet, I know a new dance will come from this disruption – it always does. When we get forced out of our norm, when calamity comes, there is always good that comes from the ghastly . Everything happens in its own precise time, and its own right way. I know it because I have witnessed it. I’ve been
shaken to my core.
But before there was awe, there was simply aimless selfishness.
Let me explain.
I’m prone to believe in the crazy brilliant workings of the Holy Spirit, the Day Star, Creator, Friend, Master Artist, God Most High. But, also down deep I am a reasonable gal. I know that cynics think that spirituality is a crutch. And they’re right. It is a crutch. It’s something to lean on when you’re flopping and hobbled and too frail to amble on your own two feet.
Yes, of course, I could lay there on the ground and claim my independence from a belief in ease, love, and compassion. You can call me morally lazy, but I’d rather stroll onward in my life and accomplish things that are set into me by The Holy … knowing the Redeemer gives me the gift and the grit to go on. I move because I trust Him. I don’t take actions when I don’t trust. There you have it.
That’s why I don’t see knowing God as simple-minded idealism. I see it as time-tested pragmatism.
I feel Him as faith. I hear Him when I get still. I feel Him when I take a breath.
The easy, natural, human nature way is to insist on shooting sarcasm at all that is “touchy feely,” but I’m not interested in fueling my weakness, anxiety, and irritation as much as I’m interested in healing them. Especially in times like these; when we wonder what will be left on the other side of this trial. I want God Most High to use me for His results in my lifetime.
There is no better time than today for you to commit to the same.
Come. Walk this faith-journey with me.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:24-25 ESV
Feel His presence.
Allow fear to fall.