So it’s all cool, right? I’m up like super early, 5 am, and it is just me and God. Got a real desire to live the life God intends so I think today I am just gonna be quiet to God speaks. Before I pray, before I read the Bible, before I read Chan or Batterson, or whoever’s got the next hot topic. Just me and God. It was beautiful.
In a few minutes God speaks right into my mind, “So, you think I am trying to teach you something?”. Eureka! Right to the heart of the matter. My non-verbal batter gushed forth from my mind to God’s ears, “Precisely, isn’t that what you are trying to do in all this? Aren’t you trying to teach me something?” (Long pregnant pause) “Nope”…God’s response is no, that is not it, and actually that is not at all it!
So what is the deal? “Actually, I am inviting you to unlearn the way you have learned how to navigate life without total dependence on me.” Speechless is a good way to describe me at this point…God’s grace and love is so HUGE! To think the God of all creation and eternity has come to meet with me to share this pearl of great price early in the day in Johns Creek, GA!
The wheels of my mind are turning warp speed and then my gray matter offers, “you want me to unlearn?” God responds, “Yep”. So, I guess I am back at mile marker 1 but never been more excited! My mind, will and emotions are now in touch with the spirit of God that is beckoning me to intimate obedience. It’s not a call to abandon my faith, it’s a call to abandon myself into the hands of Abba who loves Steve, forgives Steve, redeems Steve, empowers Steve, and wants far better for Steve than Steve can ever think or orchestrate. I love this journey! Join me. Christi is Risen, Christ is risen indeed!