I am who God says that I am, not merely who I may believe I am. Who I think I am can change and shift with the moment. “All things are possible for one who believes”. (Mark 9:23b
However belief is a lifestyle. Our daily choices and our passion matters and so does running the right race. I must believe more in who God is than in who I am. It is believing Jesus to the point that where my life becomes lost in His heart. It is there that I can let go of my ways as I simply do not find the way back to them readily. As I get lost in His love most all else has a way of growing strangely dim. I wake up in the morning and wonder what is happening to who I have been for so very long? I am overwhelmed and consumed by a presence that my mind cannot wrap itself around nor explain. I can hardly wait to sit in the presence of Jesus where I can be real and true and release any and all shame, blame or regrets because those have a way of melting away as I sense how near He truly is. This has become my story in recent days and the song in my heart. One I can’t entirely explain in words however this is what and how I choose to be. An all consuming desire to be a conduit through which His love can flow.
A love that heats up my passion that it has driven me from passivity to an all- consuming desire and compulsion to push on anything in life that can a releasing agent or catalyst of expression through which the goodness of God can flow and touch the life of another with whom my life intersects with. What brings greater joy than this? Nothing in my opinion can even begin to compare with the glory that awaits to be revealed. May you come to see that the glory of God is His goodness being made manifest. This is what we are wired for, this is God’s divine plan for each and every one of us is it not?
The Hebrew Shema which is found in Mark 12:29-31, is my premise which I begin and end each day with. In it, Jesus said is all the Law and prophets are fulfilled. Love God with all heart, mind, soul and strength and love each and every other person as I love myself. This level of love truly covers all in life. I encourage you to put it into practice daily.
You see we cannot truly have a fulfilled life apart from it. Something will always be missing. This is what our hearts truly long for. So why wait? Be the love that God is and we in his image are designed to be as well. O Lord, open the eyes of our hearts that we may truly see you high and lifted up and shining through the light of your glory; holy, holy holy! Through our lives O Lord, through our lives; may you come and may we be bearers of your glory, right where we live life, engaging life. A loving faith in relentless pursuit to multiply within each eclipsing moment with each person we meet and greet. As God is, so may we be in this world!