When I talk to others about this God stuff, I am increasingly blown away by how He does perfect all the time with everyone. Everyone I know sees their life differently, sees stuff differently, has different ways of thinking and connecting. Yet when I listen to others talk about their own stuff – the personal stuff – I hear “perfect” every time for each one. That fills me with more wonder than I can share … and then my brain stops working!
Because I have always known my limitations. I have always been told my limitations. And I have always held back. I have always worried. I have worried about “the big questions”. All this surrender and service stuff. I can wrap God in so many threads that I lose sight of Him. Those threads of “me doing me to Him”.
But recently I see my limitations – my wrapping – as very self-centred. It continues to keep me “not far” from the Kingdom. It keeps me “not far” from my Lord and Lover. And I am beginning to wonder why I keep doing this distancing stuff.
”Jesus said to the crowds, “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”” Matthew 5:13-16
You are the light of the world.
I was shown “Love is always the answer” some time ago. Now He is inviting me to see Really Big! To see “no limitations” – like wot He does: to see love that never runs out, love that is perfect for each.
He has invited me (again) to unwrap (more of) my “me doing me to Him” threads …
Will I give love away without ever worrying that “I will run out”? Could I live my life never worrying about having enough “love”? Do I still have the threads of fear in this heady phrase: “Love is always the answer”?
So I accepted His invitation.
And (you may be pleased to hear) I think I am becoming more perfect every day!
🙂 Wahoo!! 🙂
Not because I am “becoming more perfect”. But because having accepted – I now worry less about “love running out”. And weirdly – I feel safer! And weirdly – I can connect more. And weirdly – I worry less about the Big Questions.
Because I am not the source. But I am connected to the source. And that means I can give love away freely. Always. No running out – and no hoarding. No limitations. No fear.
“You are the light of the world.” Is not a “Big Question” …
Unless we prefer our “me doing me to Him” threads of fear.