Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Getting to Know God's Character
I grieve for the lost time I've spent trying to change what the Lord created, trying to conform to a standard that was not His. How often I have exchanged the freedom of my God and King that was bought for me with the blood of Jesus for rules, self-improvement, earthly standards. I pray that no longer would this pharisee like bond hold me. It is true just as cynicism is easier than hope, rules are easier to follow than to search and seek truth in all it's tremendous greatness. At some point my mind became dull to the hunt for truth's treasure and wanted to settle for a to do list.
If my gaze is to change I am certain all the details of servant-hood will fall into place. I won't need to fret about each rule being followed. They will work themselves out when the focus is on the right prize. I can be certain that this is the uncomfortable walk, that the boundaries are outside of my comfort zone and the truth and beauty are stretching and overwhelming. Yet what excitement and joy lie in the challenge of seeing my God in increasing wonder and awe.