have you ever observed a situation and from the comfort of it not being you, you wax sagely on how you'd go about things...if it were???
it's often easy to fix others, huh? :)
Jesus said, ''i came that you may have life, and have it abundantly.''
he wants that for us.
but so often
our choices, our shackles, our guilt,
holds us in this 'place'...
we don't think we can have...
or deserve ''life abundant''
so we don't allow it...
somehow we will pay our dues
and continue to swim around in a pool of mediocre
as if that will somehow
pay for us...being, um, us.
we are swimming around, showing God how sorry we are
that we aren't better
and all the while he is thinking
FIND SOME HAPPY
FIND SOME JOY
i have this huge life of abundant JOY i have carved out for you
I see you
you are swimming
all the mess you have created.
don't you think that saddens the heart of the God that dances over us?
that we'd settle
in an effort
to humble ourselves enough
to deserve him to cast his eye our way...
we deign to be a doormat
when we are one step from the Doorway.
think about it
you walk up to a home
and there in front of the door ...
(it catches the stuff we don't want inside)
one little step
because ONE STEP
and you are over the thresh hold...
you are in the Doorway...
you are in the house
what you had no ''right'' to as the doormat...
what you wouldn't claim as your own
while out on the porch...
now it's yours
have at it
take that step
walk though the Door
He's been waiting for you.