Playing with purpose

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

A Point of Reference

Try to bear with me now. You know you can say and think what you will of me; but I know that my most persuasive enemy shares my hair with me.

When I consider the varied ways she has to lull me into complacency; I am so angry, I have to remember to whom she belongs. I have to remember that because there is such a value upon my life, that no amount of failure may lay claim upon me.

I am loved by GOD! I belong to GOD! But at this moment, I am embarrassed at the manner and numerous ways I lay claim to what belongs to GOD.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. There are no parts of me that I want to discover, that I reserve for my own self. I can trust GOD! And don’t worry, that’s not a burden I would put on you or myself. But I know I can trust GOD.

Just like He makes it possible to love you; GOD makes it possible for me to love myself. So I desperately want to be found, giving myself away. Every day, and every hour of my day.

This human stuff can be so messy and undignified. Umm look in the bowl before flushing; that should help you see clearly. Or just open and look into your own mouth as you chew your food. Oh yeah baby, this human stuff is something else. And that’s even before you say or do stupid stuff to other humans.

“My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though (I have dwell) where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.”
Johnson Oatman, Jr.,1898

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