|By Brenda Lillie|
Something must come, I think.
Something always will.
Still, deeper into this thought I sink,
Surrounded by static, stepping closer to the void.
Have you noticed all the noise?
We here, toiling and spinning
Trying to do some soul winning.
Getting caught up in the whir of today,
Never noticing the slow decay.
Stuck in the onslaught of chaos
Not one moment left for careful thought
In this world of
“Listen to this!”
We are getting lazy and fat,
Sitting inside our holy walls
Afraid to answer God’s real call.
To go and be His light
To all of humanity.
Instead we fight for our rights
While the world sinks into insanity.
“Hear me!” they cry, while they settle in to die.
“They are the far left.” we sigh, and so we pass them by.
No wanting to heed the call
To be HIS LIGHT TO ALL!
No room for mistakes.
And so the earth shatters and quakes.
No room to grow, we gotta just keep the status quo.
Meanwhile under the heavy load of cares and pain.
The world around us continues to strain.
And so it goes, but still
Something must come.
Something always will
In the rebeginning the Vicarage had been formless and void for almost a month. But the Spirit of God moved over the rooftops and said, “Let there be new writings. Let the voices of the ministers spring forth and explain just why they have fallen silent for so long.”
And it was so!
The voices begin to spring forth and they began to tell the story: of a season of questioning and praying, of a season of hardship and blessing, of a season of weariness and intense busyness, of a season of rushing after things that should have been left aside, and of a season of putting aside things that should have been held onto.
The voices sprang forth and cried to the Lord, “Oh Lord give us strength not to fall silent again. Give us wisdom to know how to make the time to write and sing and paint and create as you have made us to do, and to know how to say “No” to the distractions and voices that would draw us away from the anointing you have given us.”
And God responded, “YES AND AMEN!”
Brenda says… The possibilities are endless when you let go of what you wanted to be, hoped to be and even what you have been working to be. When we engage in the letting go, God has the opportunity to take us to new and amazing places using gifts we have barely even uncovered.
Now, it won’t look anything like we imagined, but it will be amazing and better than anything we ever thought possible.
Human nature conditions us to exercise caution, not to leap but look first, to hold on tightly to what we have. But what if what God has for us requires us to let go of our hurt and hangups with reckless abandon?
What if the amazing thing God has for us requires us to leap first and ask questions later, a true leadership of faith?
What if the incredible thing Gods has for us requires us to let go of those things we think of as ours , because what will be requires all of us?
What if that glorious thing Good has for us requires us to let go of or dreams, goals and personal agenda?
Are you ready to move into the new thing God has for you? Have you counted the cost? It will be high , but the reward will be great!!!
This post is written in response to questions from SPARKS FROM A COMBUSTIBLE MIND
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