Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Step out there!

Do you find that you need to have all your bases covered before you take the next step? Will you not move an inch until all possible out comes have been thought out and calculated? I went through a time in my life when I did just exactly this. For some reason, there seemed to be some comfort or maybe it was certainty in it for me. I see now that I was stifling the Holy Spirit with my planning and calculating. 

Me and friend Elizabeth

Amy Carmichael reminds us that if we can only see the next step, we must take it. We can walk the entire spiritual path only seeing one or two steps ahead. If we would but step! "But what if it all goes south and I end up hurt or worse, living in a ditch somewhere?" Well, maybe that's what needs to happen for you in order to let God rule your life. I know how you feel, and I can speak to this because I have walked in the ditch for a long time. Something that I've been seeing, probably more everyday than I would like to admit, is that it really is not about me! So you know what that means? It ain't about you either! Now, hear me out before you get all pissy with me! I will be turning 49 this time next week! Last time I checked in with folks that were my age, or close to it, they were getting rid of kids and having grandkids start to hang around. I...we, are starting the process of bringing kids into our lives. REALLY GOD???!! To top it off they aren't even our flesh and blood! Most of them, dang near everyone of them, will come in here with issues that we will just have to figure out. We don't have any beds or furniture to put kids in. I'm so set in my way's that it will take a tank to change my course. We have no friends that can walk beside us in this. I'm not saying we don't have any friends, but crazy ones, that are doing the same thing we are thinking about doing! 

But you know what happened? We started to see this step out in front of us and we said, "What the heck, let's see what happens." No planning, no calculation, no dang book to read! Then there was this other step... and you know what? We have two full sized beds and a twin bed now! God just said "HERE!" We took the step and He brought the beds. During our training classes with The CALL, we have meet some crazy people who are willing to walk beside us, if we will walk beside them. Again God said "HERE!" We took the step and He showed us these brothers and sister with such faith that it brings me to my knees!

So what it the point? The point is stop writing it all down and trying to figure it all out! Look up and let the God of all creation lead you where HE wants you to go. Step out, just one step and say, "Here I am God, now what?" Then look out, cuz God will do it to you too! Maybe not in the same way as He has with us, but He will do it for you too!   


Lindsay said...

Takes a crazy to understand a fellow crazy. Glad the crazies next to us are you and Preacher Man.

Phyllis said...

Sounds like you are about to get real! Kids will do that to you. Can't wait to hear more. Phyllis Kiser