“You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance; you ripped off my black morning band and decked me with wild flowers.” Psalm 30.11
God is so awesome and amazing! God takes junk and turns it into stuff. God accepts anger and frustrations and puts out peace, love, acceptance, and growth. God changes stuff! God makes a difference!
Sitting in a sauna after a great squash game is very relaxing. Muscles tensed from the games turns to mush. Intensity sharpened on the courts melts into reflective silence. This time, for me, always becomes reflective. The breaks for cold showers only heighten the relaxation.
How am I different from yesterday? Am I growing or stagnating? What are my priorities? What do I most want to change? What do I most want to continue doing? Where am I going?
In the heat of my reflection, I realized God continues to rip my black morning cloths away. God continues to pour or stuff unconditional acceptance and love into my being. In the end, God changes my whole attire! I find myself clothed in love and peace.
I continue to change as I realize God’s passion for my life.
I grow as I hold to God, stagnate as I try myself.
My priority is my passion to know God.
I wish, hope, and dream that my passion becomes even more intense.
I wish I could eliminate my need to be in charge of my God relationship.
I am going to go and do what God wants me to go and do.
There are days when I dance, dances of joy and excitement for the future! There are days when I face adversity without lament of any kind! There are days when I realize my full potential! I never did any of these things before I pursued God.
There are days when I see all the things God continues to do in my life. I am amazed at His love and power. He can do anything and yet He does it in you and me!
We have an awesome God!