A brand new page of a brand new book. As radical a change as being born again, as I did many years ago when, alone in my bed, terrified by the dread of death and, potentially, hell, I begged Christ to have fellowship with me. I asked Him to spiritually abide with me, to be my Eucharist. I craved communion with Him. He gave me a new heart. He gave me peace that He was in my heart.
Now, I'm a child again. And I say, I don't want to die without KNOWING you, REALLY knowing you.
I've stepped out of my comfort zone, left the boat and am currently walking on water. And, surprise, surprise, it doesn't seem as if I'm sinking. Actually, I seem to be floating or soaring... Sustained by His Word, receiving more revelation and more PERSONAL direction than ever before. Learning to lean on Him who loves me. Learning to trust, in humble dependence, in Him who takes sweet care of me. Step by step, I'm walking. Step by step, I'm drawing near. Giant step by giant step, HE's drawing near. Sweet. Beautiful. Loving. Glorious. Beckoning me. Drawing me. Caressing me with His eyes, full of Heavenly fire. With His voice, as roaring thunder, as the sound of many waters. Gently inviting me to surrender all. Gently. Sweetly. Still looking at me. And as I look at those sweet, loving, consuming, fiery eyes, I can't help saying, YES! I surrender all!
Not by might. Not by power. Not by force or obligation. But by My Spirit, says the Lord.
Business as usual will leave you walking in circles around the wilderness of your backsliding heart.
Who has an ear to hear the message?
Who has a craving, a need for renewal?
Do you need an "extreme makeover"?
Can you see the fountain of eternal waters springing open, right in the midst of you? Beckoning YOU to drink freely and abundantly from it? Will you?