Praising You for breakfast….breakfast w/a friend. Exploring them and allowing ourselves to be explored…revealed . More of the conversations deep and wide.
Praising You for companions on the journey, who when you are revealed choose to stay with you. Choose to enter into the chaos with you without trying to fix or figure you out….just enter it at your side, trusting that He has a plan and all you need to do is rest in that.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just live in the forgiveness and love You provide. Wouldn’t it be nice to be so firm in your faith that you never stepped out of it. Wouldn’t it be nice to be full of faith all the time…..BUT if we did perhaps we would miss the coming back, perhaps we would miss the humility that failure brings…perhaps we would miss the closeness that comes in humility……we would miss the forgiveness in that humble regret.…when I read Isaiah 13:9 Like a hunted white-tailed deer, like lost sheep with no shepherd, People will huddle with a few of their own kind, run off to some makeshift shelter…..I don’t want someone to be that hunted deer, that lost sheep……without hope…..motivated and driven by total and complete panic and hopelessness……so that I come away from You humbles me and gives me eyes to see others lost….others paniced….
While it would be nice and probably more Godly of me to live there in the forgiveness and love…….I am sorry that I don’t / haven’t / can’t…….and just pray to humbly come back trusting always trusting that WHAT YOU want for me is better than whatever I might want or think I need……In the coming back is so much LOVE... Abba Father never wants us away from Him, but allows us the freedom to do so and always forgives us in the coming back….
Praising You for Jesus….Hebrews 9: 11-15 But when the Messiah arrived, high priest of the superior things of this new covenant, he bypassed the old tent and its trappings in this created world and went straight into heaven's "tent"—the true Holy Place—once and for all. He also bypassed the sacrifices consisting of goat and calf blood, instead using his own blood as the price to set us free once and for all. If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.
Yes...praising You for Jesus...