Friday, July 22, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Full

Joining with Lisa-Jo in what has become a weekly, MUST-DO, post {for me, you too?}


“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

As they go through the Valley of Baca
   they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.

They go from strength to strength;
   each one appears before God in Zion.”

~Psalm 84:5-7


I didn’t know it would take a great and complete emptying to learn what it is to be Full.  I didn’t know what heart agony and numbness would have to come so that I could peel back the layers of apathy and self and all that makes this wild heart beat that is not Him.

I didn’t know but that didn’t change the fullness of time and the fullness of His plan.

When heart hurt and I couldn’t see a way through He met me through His beautiful word, the encouragement of others, and the FULL knowledge that I do nothing good, nothing true, apart from Him.

And in the midst of the emptying when all hope seemed lost, that’s when He showed me what hope truly is!

And out of the ashes He brought one who lays it all out for Him to bring a winnowing fork and work in the midst of thousands called to this same ministry in an historic week heralding a New Day.

And when I thought that the heart could not hurt any more, He brought true feeling and longing from a deadness and tears, loads and loads of tears.  He brought a heart of flesh to revive the deep and an unyielding vision to leave the days of lackluster faith behind forever and to WAKE UP! to the truth that He is Alive and Here and At Work.

The time is short and I do not want a heart that pines for anything but His coming Kingdom and so I come to the end of myself only to find a fullness that stirs me in desperate wild hope that truly, THE BEST IS YET TO COME…I have only begun to live.  Only begun to experience His fullness and may my life and everyone who knows me see an ever increasing Glory that can speak to none other than the Name of Jesus.

He is my fullness who in the fullness of time came to those who would seek Him that they might be found and full and I rejoice with you reader that His fullness is our penning in the Lamb’s Book of Life and that there is a fullness in these days that propels us out to a world that cannot go another day without Him…

{7:20…a little extraWinking smile}



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