Thursday, February 02, 2006

So...in blogging and in life I connect, am drawn to ie; identify with the people who are verbalizing what I am feeling??
God asks us to work at connecting...no...... He tells us to LOVE One Another.
Is LOVE possible without connecting??
Is connecting possible without LOVE??
Is it just me who equates loving with connecting and connecting with loving? Can you connect with someone w/o loving them, can you love someone w/o a connection??

I think we have to. He doesn't suggest that we love one another He tells us to do it, right?
Can we connect with one another if we don't have something in common, is having a journey, our Saviour enough of something in common?? But how then do we LOVE all others??? So you don't have to connect with everyone but you do have to LOVE everyone.

I can only do that IF I am focused on You, if I am wanting to be fully surrendered to You and.. I can only want to be fully surrendered to You if I focus on You......Heck if it's all about YOUR GLORY then I better get to focusing on You because focused anywhere else....ANYWHERE ELSE........I want what I want more than anything... and the point of the journey is to want what YOU want more than anything......

To go back, to run away, isn't an option.......isn't an option because......??.....
Because I have lived focused on me and got nowhere, loved only who I chose and was NEVER satisfied, never saw anything but what effected me.....hell I'm over 1/2 way through my life and just now seeing what life COULD be like with something other than me to think about...I don't want to go back......going forward is definitely scary......definitely risky.....I am never AS sure as I thought I was before,about anything .....I am never as sure of anything save Christ died for me, for us....that through my faith in Christ .... God is ahead of me and HE has my back and I just have to figure out how to operate in the space between that .....This is tough stuff and I think I just heard it was easy.....

5 comments:

Bruce said...

"hell I'm 1/2 way through my life and just now seeing what life COULD be like with something other than me to think about..." Wow, I can so relate to that statement. I pray that our children will recognize this long before we did. I'm still trying to figure out where the first 1/2 of my life went.

Thanks for the post, and your honesty.

B~

Paula said...

"Because I have lived focused on me and got nowhere, loved only who I chose and was NEVER satisfied, never saw anything but what effected me.....hell I'm over 1/2 way through my life and just now seeing what life COULD be like with something other than me to think about...I don't want to go back.....". I can identify with this on such a deep level. I want to reach out and love the unlovely, isn't that what Christ did, but it's really hard to do sometimes. Great, honest post. Keep writing!

Your Sister In Christ,

Karen said...

Great post, Becky...and thank you for your kind post on my blog. In my walk, the Lord always reminds me that liking people is optional...loving them is not. Easy for Him to say! :)
Do you know that I've been lurking here? I like what you say. I think it's great the way that God connects people...either face to face or blog to blog. I'm learning so much from all of you!

Bar Bar A said...

Becky, really good post, I ditto what Bruce said. I think you are in an excting place right now!

Danielle said...

I like what you are saying here. I am unmarried and if I am ever married, I imagine I will have to practice loving sometimes when I'm not really "connecting"...I'm getting lots of practice loving my teenage son. I don't understand him half the time!

Great food for thought here. hmmmm...so much to ponder from your awesome words!