We want to put God in a box
He’s a loving God
a warrior God
an unknowable God
a personal God
When in fact the beautiful thing about God
is that His person encompasses all these things
in ancient times,
they had many gods,
a god of shoes, of war, of harvest, of whatever
then the Jews came along and made
a crazy assertion,
that there was just God
and ever since then we have tried to split Him
up into little bits
because our brains love to compartmentalize things
but God remains God
the I AM, the God of infinite potential
I’m as guilty of this as the next person
of projecting onto, of pigeonholing Him
Yet the moment we allow God to be God
the moment He reveals Himself
to be ever so much more incredible than
we ever imagined He could be
we just have to have faith and trust
enough to allow Him to do so,
and allow ourselves that potential ourselves
so that we can be everything He meant us to be.
If you’re ever standing in front of a mirror
Stop and say, “wow!”
The God who created the heavens and the Earth
saw it fit to craft every quark
Every thought, feeling, emotion
Every bone and muscle and ounce of fat and curve and shape
The way you talk the way you walk the way you breathe
The way you perceive life the way you interact with it
The way you connect the experiences you’ve had
Your past your future this very moment
So that it was the way you see it now
How amazingly beautiful you are.
You are strong
complicated but desiring to be known
You are here
you are loved
you are together
in this moment
God called Mary the faithful one.
God called Gideon a mighty man of valor
Both were caught by surprise.
We get so obsessed with exterior image.
God, who created us,
calls us by a name that catches us totally by surprised.
Today, listen quietly for the voice of God,
He is whispering insights into your being,
into the totality of human existence.
Will you be present and aware enough to hear
the voice of God?
We pose for each other all the time,
offering our best, our most attractive side,
our best self,
hoping people will like us.
But we’re so many things.
We are quiet and loud and sexy and ugly
and smart and dumb and loving and spiteful.
All of which doesn’t play on camera,
but that’s the thing.
You can tell a contrived image a mile away,
but a shred of honesty
circles the globe.
Show yourself today.
Stay you =)
Don’t tell yourself you’re changing
Not counting a serious life event,
you’ll always be you.
The expression may change and that’s it.
Just have fun.
And if you ever tell yourself I’ve got nothing to offer,
refer back to the first segment.
And play around with it!
The expression of your unique combination of genes
and experiences may astound even you.
We call it the drop:
that moment where you shed all your stuff
of how you think you should be and how you should act and how you should sound
and you just trust yourself and listen to your body and the company you’re with
and it’s like a burden lifts off your soul and you drop comfortably into yourself,
Those are the moments we strive towards,
the moments that keep us going.