Tuesday, February 14, 2012

how to really {L}ive secure

As I was reflecting on some of the things that have gripped my heart more deeply these last couple of weeks, I remembered that my word for 2012 is secure.

And yet I’ve been writing about the absolute all-out worthiness of Christ to command whatever He pleases of my life AND what it is to live {L}ife with a Capital ‘L’.

I wondered if I was being true to my word.  What can any of this kind of surrender and boldness have to do with dwelling securely?

Then I realized that the kind of security that I am meant to know has everything to do with a fullness of living, a fullness of giving ALL to Him.

“I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
   in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me;
   because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
   my flesh also dwells secure.”

~Psalm 16:7-9

This same One who I purpose to give EVERYTHING to, Who I follow where He leads and sacrifice all that I have that NOTHING be held back from Him, yet with ALL HE IS AND HAS PROMISED TO BE set ALWAYS/CONTINUALLY before me gives me a ‘glad heart’ and causes me to ‘dwell secure.’

And my life bears testimony to this truth.  I have lived, in shadowy ways, a mere ephemeral representation of what I am destined to be.  These days and seasons are the ones where I have held back and made problems BIG and the God who holds this infinite universe together by the word of His power small. These days are the ones where I have set what I can control before me and the predictable that is the great mirage of security that, especially our culture, can solely define itself by. These days are the ones that I hope and pray to see in swiftly diminishing number as I step forward in the journey.

And so my heart is bearing a ‘weight of glory’ that is defining more and more of this life.  The unseen has become my increasing security and the unknown embraced as I look to Him who holds this universe and every minute detail of every day I will ever live and my forever in His loving, able hands.  I say it humbly for I fall down and forget and falter but the vision of the only Life that can ever satisfy and its breathtaking backdrop of an unshakable security bound fully in ALL OF the promises as ‘YES AND AMEN IN HIM’ is becoming so glorious and overpowering that I cannot fathom looking away.

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