Sunday, September 29, 2013

"The only thing that exceeds right Doing is right Being" - Oswald Chambers

I want to glorify God in relationship

So here I sit on a Saturday morning in the southwestern corner of Germany and ask God to share with me what he wants from me.

I’m so mixed in emotions. I believe that I have been given a god-gift.

God is the God of new beginnings and second chances – so can we start over?

I call a do-over.

I am human and in my humanity God finds beauty and He loves me. He made me Human.
I fail Him when I think of myself as only a worm. 

He loved me so much He kicked me out of Eden and placed me on the path of death. Why? 

Because He knows that without death I will never arrive in His Presence. So daily when I find Him in the turnings and the hardships, in the pain, I can say: this is my way into His Presence.

For He whispers, "Remember."

When I enter into old patterns and old habits (which is our tendency as humans) I find the path back when I recognize it was conquered and buried at the cross – I must enter into the death of Sin. I must enter into the death of my old pattern and/or old habit. When I enter into the death of this old pattern I enter into His Presence.  And in the death is a burial. The habit must consistently be reburied. It must be placed in the ground and have that final handful of dust sprinkled over it. 

And then the promise comes as the flowers are scattered over the top of it all. The promise was there, I just wasn't IN it.

Renewal – beginnings – new starts – do-overs don't come only because I remember - they come when I remember I am His and He will not let me go. They come when I remember I live IN Him daily.

And that renewal, that new beginning, that new start allows me to BE the right human being.

I thank God for do-overs and relationships.
I thank God for people (or if blessed: that one person)  that take all of my messes and walks through those with me.
Because God sees
and God blesses
and God heals.

He knows where we're going.

"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent?  Just as it is written: HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS."  Romans 10: 14,15

Because HE IS the I AM, i am
your mutating missionary
with B and Ebenezer