As Soon As I Can Get It Together….
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Today I’m going to clean the living room. I’ll start at __ time and and end at __ time.
Reminds me of a state-of-mind I once had:
All of these things are somewhat ridiculous. As soon as I start cleaning I will be interrupted. If I am not interrupted I will be followed around by the “whirlwind” of 3 children who live here. Potty training does not only take one week. (No one wants to hear about your done-in-1-day child. 😉 And no one ever has enough money to have a baby.
Also, there is no such thing as me “preparing” myself for God, or becoming something that will be good enough for him.
I remember clearly thinking that as soon as I made more time to pray,
Did you catch that? “I’d hate to fail at such an important undertaking.”
Let’s straighten my old-self out, here.
Hebrews 12:2 – “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…”
Who is the one undertaking this relationship? Who is the one creating it and nurturing it? Who is the one making it happen?
JESUS is the author and perfecter of my faith.
“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.” (Romans 3:10,11)
“HE has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves..” (Colossians 1:13)
I like a clear beginning. Today I’m going to…. But a daily life with Christ begins right in the middle of now.
This miracle of grace and mercy – it’s like a river flowing. You just jump right into the middle of it. You don’t wait until it stops. You don’t wait until the right time. The right time is now.
The time for earnest prayer is now.
Stop resisting. That’s you.
God is welcoming. That’s Him.
Begin Anywhere. Just Begin.
What’s holding you back from starting something new? Something you know is good for you? Why do we resist?