The blinding statement of the obvious hit me head on. What was and is so obvious had eluded me for weeks. In strange ways the way that the message came to me was indicative of the overall problem – my boss left me the message while apologizing in advance for not reaching me directly. We still have not discussed and closed on the issue, however, corrective actions are already underway.
My relationships with family and God follow the same pattern. “Could it be any clearer?” (Romans 6.8) I doubt it, yet I act as if I am completely and utterly blind! As I look around and reflect on many of my conversations with peers and colleagues, the pattern repeats itself with a high degree of frequency.
The facts are lying out in clear light, ready for me to take it in completely.
Something is horribly wrong in this world. Kids are dying, people are starving, justice is absent, and bigotry is flourishing. In a microenvironment, every symptom and more is playing out in my own life. My pattern of self-destruction continues, driven by my inability to break the cycle of self-dependence.
God is on the move. I catch glimpses of grace in action, amazing moments of beauty happening all around me testifying to God’s unending love. God appears to be actively working in your life and mine. As I become open to this unlikely idea I find confirmation of this approach in virtually every life I touch or observe.
God’s strength and will to win is a mystery beyond comprehension. God committed every resource towards bringing you and I into what He created us to be – friends of God. We have the opportunity to experience heaven today (i.e. now!) because of God’s will to win confirmed in the victory through Jesus.
As improbable as it seems, God is fully and completely available to you and I. There are no ifs, ands, or buts! Heaven is available here and now.
Could it be any clearer? The choice is yours and mine to make. Experiencing God gives us answers.