If you’ve read the blog for any length of time, you know I’ve struggled to stay positive while feeling life had me pinned to the mat.
I might have turned the corner. I hate to lay hands on the thing, but 2013 reeeeeeeeeeeeally contained much in the way of polishing, burning off dross and chipping off all the pieces that didn’t look like what God wanted me to look like when He’s done.
Am I claiming to be a better person?
Just more aware of the furious love of God.
The thing is.
He didn’t just reveal His love for me, to me. I got to see into other lives He wants to liberate.
It’s made me a pain in the
ass neck, quite frankly. Mostly just Mickey’s, but I can give you other references.
I’m speaking the truth about stuff. And a good bit of the time, it’s not decorated with ribbons and flowers, so it might not look like love. But. As God is my witness (as if He isn’t always), I hope I never again see something dangerous in the bud and say, “That’s none of my business.” “Their family knows and is handling it.” “It’s just a phase.” “I don’t have enough authority to speak into their lives.” “They probably have a lot of people in their lives who can.”
Look. If I see it. That means God saw meant for me to see it. Those other people probably can’t see it because they are too close.
I will not turn my back on the call to love. Ever again.
Sometimes love means wading through the
shit business with someone.
Sometimes love means standing back because I’ve been invited to “step off.”
But then it means standing in front of God on behalf of that situation until the stone rolls away.
UNTIL THE STONE ROLLS AWAY!!!
I hope to keep short accounts in all my relationships.
I hope to hate sin more and love sinners more.
I hope to help Him liberate captives.
If that is the plan.
I’m on fire like this.
I’ve already fallen on the road. Palms and knees bloody, I learned a lesson.
Obedience has a cost.
Neither is as painful or as costly as their alternative.
“…[B]ut if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”