New Year

Heading into the new year I find myself wanting to see something new. As I’ve noticed the lives of people around me that are changing. I see Father has taken them into situations that are unpleasant and disruptive to their expectations. This has created a unique stripping away of pretenses and perspectives. Their expectations were also thrown under the bus that created a real helplessness with out reference points. Feeling lost.

What’s it like being somewhere and not really knowing where your are at? Exactly. Not the best recipe for starting a New Year. Not enough money, not enough time, not enough energy, not enough motivation and yet here we are by Father’s plan and we wonder what the heck is going on?

What’s going on is the challenge of relationship that discovers that you yes, that’s right, you are an integral part. Stop trying to blame it all on God and stop trying to carry the load yourself. It’s a relationship. Pretty scary stuff huh?

We’ve been programmed for so long to wait to hear God like waiting for some telegram. Ok so now you get he telegram and go on about the business of fulfilling ‘God’s purpose for your life?” Right no pressure here, you just have God to answer to when you screw it up.

So I get used to screwing it up which is inevitable, and then I crawl like a worm for mercy and then get back on the track to the fulfilling of God’s purpose for my life once again. Something wrong with this picture? Hasn’t it all been about me from start to finish?

I choose relationship. It’s the adventure of being myself and living in reality with my heavenly Father. This isn’t spiritual anarchy or sitting around drinking beers and eating pizza while reminiscing about the glory days as some folks (who like neat categories) would categorizer it. It’s quite the engagement into the fullness of God that Paul wrote to the Colossians about, and I’ll take it.

bob humphrey

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2 Responses to New Year

  1. Cool. I find that relationship is something I have to work at as well. However I certainly hope that in our effort to not be categorized we don’t stop eating pizza and drinking beer. That might be enough to tempt me back into religion.

  2. David W says:

    Bob said,

    “I choose relationship. It’s the adventure of being myself and living in reality with my heavenly Father. This isn’t spiritual anarchy or sitting around drinking beers and eating pizza while reminiscing about the glory days as some folks (who like neat categories) would categorizer it. It’s quite the engagement into the fullness of God that Paul wrote to the Colossians about, and I’ll take it.”

    I struggle sometimes with legalism, which still hasn’t completely dissipated in me. When I get into this non-relational (with God) mindset, then I can’t sense Father’s presence as well and if I’m going through tribs, then it is even worse!

    You’re right! It’s about relationship with Father and knowing that I am His and He will “remake me as He sees fit!” I want to know the full “fullness of God!”

    Thanks!

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