AWESOME time at church yesterday. What a way to begin this new year & just what my heart needed. Time to shake off the dust of 2006 and embrace the new things God has for me in 2007.
Seems I've been carrying around a rather heavy weight the past couple of years. Carried it so long, it was just a part of me and I forgot it was even strapped to my back. Obviously, I really didn't forget because nearly daily, I felt the heaviness in my heart, in my spirit. And oops, there it is messing around in my emotions as well. I just wasn't giving credit where credit was due.
In a culmination of spiritual and right here-right now circumstances, I had a choice to make about this weight strapped to my back like a parachute pack. What I thought would save or help me was anything but helpful.
Let's just go with this parachute analogy. So this week, I've been preparing to pull the chord - to finally execute the plan, navigating a difficult life situation. It's a route that many have taken and in most cases it's the appropriate course of action. I acquired the chute legally & it was mine to use when I needed. Except this little bitty piece...God told me no. Well, He didn't say "no"...He lovingly said "It is not what is best."
So that was about 2 years ago, maybe a bit more. Though I didn't activate the parachute, I held on it just in case despite what God clearly told me.
A very difficult year followed that conversation. Reality of situations set in and it was time to ready my safety device. So here we are a year later & I'm ready to jump - anytime this week for real. Funny, I was hard pressed really early early Sunday morning to make clear my plan & intentions, but I just didn't have the mind at 3 AM to clearly articulate or understand all the ramifications. Better talk about it after a good nights rest. So glad I waited...God had a word to say about it.
He reminded me that He is well able to keep that which I committed to Him. He is big enough to hold the heaviest heart; loving enough to fill the deepest cavern. He asked me yet again to trust Him; to release this false sense of security & my own pursuit of justice. He is my provider, defender, judge, healer, keeper of my heart and my source.
This is what He said; clear as day: "It is impossible to please me without taking a risk to do what I told you to do." Thanks Pastor Jerry. I love it when you preach.
Trusting God isn't always easy, but it is the right thing to do. He has my best interest at heart. So, I unstrapped that thing & threw it up to heaven; releasing this burden I've carried. Now I'm free to run. I'm free to dance. I'm free to live for you. I am free. I am free. This song burns in me yet again~
Now for some fun~ I got this from Nicodemus42
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The Pillar-of-Strength Love Interest
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