No limitations. No fear.

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!

πŸ™‚ Wahoo!! πŸ™‚

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.


11 thoughts on “No limitations. No fear.

    • Last night all I heard was “perfect … perfect … perfect …” for another – over and over (and over) again. Ditto to “wow”!

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  1. I love it. “We are connected to the source.” In my head I imagine us connected to Him like a constant iv drip. He provides the medicine that runs our souls.

  2. I love the way you take us along on the journey, it is simply marvelous when you put things into words that connect so well with each of us, when you describe what we so often can’t quite describe ourselves… or maybe that I haven’t been able to describe…

    Thank you Paul πŸ™‚

    • Don, when you add a comment like this – it does two things. I never know how to respond. And I keep coming back to re-read your words and bask a little. Thank you.

      Deeply touched ((hugs)) – thank you again.

  3. “Because I am not the source. But I am connected to the source.”

    You know, because we’ve discussed before, that “itch” I get at “the separateness” that most people just take for granted in the “Him/us” thing, that “I/Thou” thing, that “Subject/Object” thing. How every time I hear that frame of reference, the phrase “I in you and you in Me, and together we in the Father”…. (HIS definition of our relationship)… just grieves my heart at the “interpersonal space” so many humanly inject between us, when they think “reverently of Holy God”. “Skin to skin contact” is simply inconceivable for some… and “IN the skin contact” just boggles…

    But the verses you cited here just so rang out as I felt my heart lift in your sidereal music… “Salt… savor”; “Lamp… light”.

    How “separate” are those?
    How “not far” are those?

    Distinct in nature? Yes. “Salt” is a substance, not a flavor. The flavor is a quality of the substance. A “Lamp” is not “light”. It can BRING light, but the light is distinct from its vessel, yet inextricably woven, bound, into it. The Lamp has no meaning without light. Salt has no meaning (or use, in the cited verses) without its savor/flavor. Still, you cannot have the flavor, without the substance.

    To think of any kind of “distance”… “nearness”… “farness”…. or “not farness”… considering Salt or a Lamp simply has no meaning. It makes no sense.

    Nice one, Paul. I have the most terrible time ever trying to explain my problem with “Him there… me here” as most folks think of this. But you’ve highlighted the perfect words, JESUS’ words… to illustrate the problem with such thinking.

    Grace — LM

    • LM, the wow remains. The thinking continues. Because those verses linked this post, tumbled together – yet without the clarity you extract and see. Thank you.

      Your “lamp – light” really connected. The light is but is not the lamp. The lamp is but is not the light. Yet the two are inseparable as you say. There is no point to a non-lighting lamp. There is no light without an illuminating lamp. Both exist – your substance. Both can be individually researched, individually itemised, individually scienced. Yet both exist as one. Always.

      Apart they are meaningless.

      Remember discussing light bulbs all being plugged in? That fraction between off and on? I have had your comment here slowly wafting through my thoughts. Might I venture this “lamp – light” relationship goes way beyond that image? Almost “wi-if” mechanics at work. Beyond physical connection. Way beyond.

      Still mulling, thank you.

  4. “Worry less about love running out,” struck me really hard.
    That phrase sums up how our subconscious fear of just that very thing provokes the running around aimlessly, over analyzing, busy “works” and condemnation that preoccupy us and keep us from just accepting God’s love. Period.
    I love this post. Great way for me to begin my day. “Really Big” sounds quite exciting. It appears like awesome adventure awaits… πŸ™‚

    • Hiya Lilka – thank you as always. Really Big sounds a little “adventurous” here as well. And wonderfully simple! I breathe without a thought. Asleep or awake. Never a thought. And now we turn to love … asleep or awake, never a thought … that sounds simply wonderful!

      (and a big step out of some well worn comfort zones!) πŸ™‚

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