There are moments in time, countless really, where Life opens up from every direction. Flooding the borders and cliffs of your soul. Running down the ravines and valleys, not missing the touching of each rock, leaf, tree, trunk, and speck of dust that makes up the vessel of you. Often, too often in life, I have been so busy, so into myself and “my life” that these moments can now only be looked back on and acknowledged in hindsight. But when they happen and I can be fully present in them I am filled, as Yeshua (Jesus) spoke of when He said rivers of Living Water would flow. Fully present is a term used often and vaguely. What I mean by it is:
The ability to allow all that is, both good and delightful, and hard and contrasting (often called “bad” and difficult) to come and be welcomed into my sphere. Both these things in myself and everyone and everything around me. Seeing through the Eyes of Him, the “perfection” that all things are to Him.
There have been so many of these moments this year, I am unable to count them. To begin to even list them briefly on this blog would make it long and monotonous. Not one person I know, not just love deeply, but just know, has not been part of them. Not one event or situation in its slightest detail has escaped the infusing of Life at its very substance and solidarity. Mystery is the best word for it, but to my soul the mystery is not perplexing or disturbing. It’s okay to be unable to define the indefinable. These moments can not be fully taken in without letting go of needing to understand it all. Like contrast art, with its blob and slash-like strokes, one can not try to find an object one knows within it for the purpose of definition. One must simply take it in, and let it become something words in the intellect can’t express. God’s rhythm and pulse throb within them, thus the flow. LIFE! There are no spare parts, no unsettled, no unresolved, unfinished, imperfect themes within them. Though everyone, myself and circumstances fall far from the realm of perfection by human standards, these moments don’t care, they LIVE!
Praise You God! Praise and glory! You are mighty, powerful, and awesome! YOUR works are perfect. Grafting in every part into an eternal Goodness and Light beyond imagining. Mercy, grace, forgiveness, trust, hope, peace, loveliness, purity – all these things are the dominating features of Your face within the ticking of the clock, rising and setting of the Sun, ebb and flow of the moon and tide, spin and shape of the countless stars – the story of Your glory given as such a precious gift in the measure of what we call time. Praise You, Abba, for Your great Love! Mighty, and powerful, so full of amazing POWER! Fearsome and breathtaking power! Yet I alight upon it with tender butterfly wings. Made like steel in beauty and yet still totally vulnerable to the slightest touch of Your breath. Nothing compares to You! Thank You for Life as You send it and ask that it be received. Thank You for enabling any of us to hold out our hands in the slightest gesture of reception of it. Come, come pour out Your Spirit upon us! And we shall be saved, and LIVE! Fully alive in You!
♡ Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ♡