October 17, 2012

Chaos and Order



All things have ebb and flow, don’t they?  

We experience the good, the awkward, the humiliating, the encouraging, the peaceful and the amazing throughout our lifetimes.  Sometimes we are aware of them, and other times we are simply immersed in the rise and fall of them. 

Honestly, the more I grow the more I understand.  Yet simultaneously the more I understand the more I see that I have so little understanding ….even though I have so much more than I used to.  

What is really ironic for me to piece together, is that somehow, I believe this might be the purest form of harmony and balance: nothing lacking, nothing missing; it is liberty, freedom and allowance of more of the same. (does that make sense outside of my own head?? :)

Very much, I have missed making daily posts.  However, God has had to do a bit of rearranging.  I found that I was being ordered by my to do list of administrative chores, and not by the peace of His divine order.  Although they were all great and very necessary accomplishments, I have not been resting in my tasks.  This is not even the surface of what He has been allowing me to experience, but we will get there!

What He has been returning to me, washing over me time and again is this:  I can do anything and all things in Him…..it is possible!  But not all things are profitable for what He has designed me to accomplish.  Crazy isn't it?  So, there are BIG changes being made, firstly the renewing of my mind. My focus has to be to see through His eyes, not mine or those around me. 

He is showing me that this never stops.  It is the growing from glory, to glory, to glory.  We know He does not change, we believe that we are being transformed into His image and likeness.  We probably even, on most days understand that what He states, in Roman 12:2, is not a onetime thing but an ebb and flow throughout the moments, thoughts and memories of our lives:

 Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

We know it never stops, if we really thing about it.  How far will we have to go to get to the very last piece of our “self”?  The answer is……it doesn't matter how far that is.  I do not say that to give us a slack moment of self awareness – just the opposite.  My intent is to empower each of us to keep searching for His image, hidden beneath our shady pieces.  But do not search without holding up a proper light.  Be sure to  Keep the light of this word in your presence to search by:

Ephesians 3: 14 -20: This is the reason I kneel in the presence of the Father from whom all the family in heaven and on earth receives its name.  I'm asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that he would give you inner strength and power through his Spirit.  Then Christ will live in you through faith. I also pray that love may be the ground into which you sink your roots and on which you have your foundation.  This way, with all of God's people you will be able to understand how wide, long, high, and deep his love is.  You will know Christ's love, which goes far beyond any knowledge. I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God. Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

As I said, it does not matter how far we have to go to reach that last little shady area of self which is covering Him.  You see, you now understand how wide, long, high and deep his love is.  And this love has been covering all our chaos through His divine order.

Pause and Think about this today.

With Love from the depths of my heart…..to you,
Kisses,
Candace

There are three pieces to this understanding.  Tomorrow, I will link them all together.

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