The message for me currently is “be”. Be still. Become. Be with me. Be present. Be aware. Be mine. Beloved. Stop doing and just be. Don’t do church, be the church.
I know from experience that God can be trusted. He is faithful and He loves me unconditionally. I also know that I will choose the easy over the best. I am easily distracted. I know that everyday I have to choose to follow Him. That is difficult because I have some great plans and ideas but guess what His plan is better.
I believe God is who He says He is. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He always was, always is and always will be. He is not bound by time. So to me that whole discussion about what God allows and/or causes is mote because He isn’t bound by time. I believe God is love. He is holy. He is just. My little mind can’t possibly define those words as an infinite God would. And I believe God is triune. No I can’t explain that but I can’t explain how my car works either. I believe Jesus lived as fully man and fully God. And that poses a problem for me because it is so easy to think Jesus lived His life the way He did because He was God. But the word tells us He was fully man and He made the right choice every time.
In 1974, I decided that Jesus Christ would be the example of how I live my life. He is my Savior and my Lord. I am in His remedial class if He has such a thing. I believe His message is simple but living it everyday is hard. The longer I walk with Him the narrow the path becomes but that isn’t a bad thing. It isn’t about rules, it is about relationship. As I grow older there is less I am dogmatic about. I know more but actually understand less. My role is to be who God intended me to be. And that is a life long journey. This blog is about that journey.