Foundation put down and floor laid. Walls come next after I get the door, windows and Texas sized A/C unit. This project is going so quickly. I can’t even believe.
Except I can believe.
I can believe that when I am living in His will He lives in mine.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 7:13-14 NIV
Ok, choose the narrow gate. Sounds more complicated, but destruction? I’ve had enough of that. I’m building over here. What it doesn’t say is once you decide to enter the narrow gate it feels less narrow. Less narrow and more perfect fit-ish. Once resolved to the narrow gate a lifetime of crap falls off. Tons of anger, bitterness, pain and confusion LEAVING my body. My new narrow gate body slides right through those posts like buttah. We begin the biggest Jesus yoga challenge ever. We learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable.
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
1 John 2:6 NLT
How on this great green earth can I even begin to live like Jesus? Hold up, I think I found something.
Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.”Mark 12:29
OK (dragged out in RuPaul tone),
I can love and honor Yaweh as the truest of true and most high God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit 3 in one. Yes. Doing. Done. That next verse tho. That next verse is starting to squeeze. I would never treat others the way I have treated my self in the past. Stay with me now, here comes some freedom, my friends. Sit in it. With that. Sit with it. Burning and stinging like the blood of Jesus hitting your empty stomach on Sunday morning at Communion. Stay. Breathe so very deep and every exhale is a prayer for deliverance from a broken frame of reference dumped on by society, culture, strangers, loved ones, sickness, and media. All the well meaning good people, bless their hearts. Well meaning does not mean to make us well. That well is dry. That well was never wet to begin with. The Well is inside of you. Rooted in residency the day you said, “I do.” to the bridegroom of Heaven. The Holy Spirit that burned through your skin to sear right into the depths of your heart and soul. Find The Well. It may burn hotter before relief. Stay with it and be still. No feeling or sensation can last for ever. That’s just the law of nature. Everything changes. Even the changed things, they change, too. And take a big drink. Feel deliverance for that split second of a season and then get ready. Favor often falls with a loud noise. Loud enough to stir the evil one. Loud enough to get the dark side all worked up into a frenzy of hatred and to go for the throat. But we are ready this time. We can deal with whatever this monster dishes out because we have been building. We have been sitting, ever so focused, on breath and peace and the love of a Holy Father. Quietly in the turmoil gaining strength and resolve. Training for the race of an eternal lifetime. The longer we have been sitting in the quiet discomfort noticing the reactions and learning to stay with our prayer, the faster the devil loses interest and eases on down the road dragging it’s gnarly nails screeching into the darkness looking and listening for the relief sigh of the next Jesus filled sister or brother taking in that first sip from The Well. it’s ears are keen and it makes it’s home just outside of the the narrow path beyond the narrow gate. Close enough to see it and hear it even louder as we move closer to The Prince of Wholeness. So many times we veer toward the lies of shame and loss, pity and too much sugar. The things we know are harmful. The shiny things littered on the wide gate of the world. Things that keep us from our kingdom purpose. And so many more times we realize The Well is right within our thirsty grasp. Use the breath of victory and reach. Reach for the safety of the narrow gate and the comfort that this too shall pass. Except The Well, The Well isn’t going anywhere. It’s filled to the very top with cool and comfortable, soothing peace and love. Because, friends, the law of nature that says everything changes doesn’t apply to the supernatural love of our Papa in heaven. No law on earth or in heaven applies to the great I Am, because,