Monthly Archives: January 2015

Extravagant G-d

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:

Wait

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Have you ever waited on the G-d who is outside of time? This G-d asks me, an impatient child of His who lives inside of days and hours and minutes, to wait. What an idea!

Wait on the Lord and you shall receive strength.

“But G-d, I need Your strength now to wait.”

“How about you wait and I’ll give you strength?”

“But G-d, I need it now. I need You to move now!”

The conversation between daughter and Abba ensues.

The G-d of all creation asks me to wait, and somehow I don’t think His request is enough. What an unimaginative stubborn little one I can be! He asks me to wait so that He can renew my strength. Yet I seem to think my inability to do what He asks is a valid argument to bring to the table with Him, the All-Knowing, completely sufficient, not lacking in anything King of the universe.

I am quite silly sometimes.

Yet His patience and love, and His simple delight in me and with me, because I’m willing to be in the conversation with Him, move Him. My willingness to talk with Him moves His heart. I move the heart of the G-d of all creation. Whaaaaatttt!? This is so awesome and amazing. This is so wild and crazy! Who could have or would have thought it up. No one, except Him. He made me and He made you. He provided a way for my heart and yours to be cleansed from all filthiness and every single thing that keeps us far from Him because He wanted us to be near to Him, to fellowship with Him, to be His children, His beloved, His friends.

This is astounding, confounding, and just plain breathtaking!

This is one small snapshot of the extravagant, abundant, beautiful, truly wonderful G-d we’ve been rescued by. Thank You Abba!

Breathe it in and have a wonderful Sabbath.

Shabbat Shalom to those who celebrate!

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a life given

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:

Share

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the sweetness of life
the way Abba always intended it to be
goodness in loving one another

sharing my life
sharing my heart
holding nothing back
given for Him alone

when He is my everything
and I’ve surrendered all
all of me is for His glory

all I have is given to give away
all I know is to glorify Him

one G-d
one love
one body
one Messiah
one life
one time
one chance to give
and be given
fully, completely,
wholeheartedly
in love

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You welcome me

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:

Welcome

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Stressed out, broken, crying
You welcome me

Joyful, filled with hope, remembering the good
You welcome me

Ugly-hearted, angry, sad
You welcome me

Grateful, believing the best, waiting for You
You welcome me
You beckon me in
You desire me

Happy or sad
Joyful or depressed
Hope-filled or hopeless
You welcome me
You draw me and call me
You ask me to come near

You see and know the depths of me
No one else may ever comprehend my ways
but You do
You comprehend all my ways
You know my heart at its very core
You know my desire for You
You know I long to please You
even when I don’t know how
and I fail
and I forget Your goodness towards me

You see the best,
the real me within awaiting formation into Your image

You breathe hope into me
in my darkest hour
and You deliver me
into that which You formed and fashioned me for

I can add nothing to Your great love for me
and I have nothing apart from Your goodness

Thank You
for welcoming me
and reminding me
who I am because of who You are
again and again and again

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