Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Outpourings: Leaving God at the Door

There are some days when I'm just not sure what to blog about.

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Today, I felt this way.  And the next thing I knew, I felt a nudge: "Have you asked Me?"

After thinking about it, I realized that God is probably  trying to get through to me frequently with this question.  But often, I leave Him at the door.

That's okay, God, I can take it from here.  Just hang out until I get back.

How often do we do this?  How often do we consider some tasks "easy enough" for us to handle by ourselves?

It seems that we need a perspective shift.  There is no separation between secular and sacred, meaning God is in all and through all.  Yet, the human tendency is to act as though some things are for us to handle autonomously.  

Everything has holy implications.  Kingdom implications.  "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus..." (Colossians 3:17).  Even our very breathing is meant to glorify God.  So would we dare pronounce, "That's good, God.  I think I'll take this breathing thing for a bit"?  It does not work that way.

I'd like to share from Jesus Calling, as God speaks into this tendency of ours:

"Rather than fearing your inadequacy, rejoice in My abundant supply.  Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when you feel competent to handle something by yourself.  Don't divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help..." (297).

And from Psalm 37:

"Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture; Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." (3-4).

Today's outpouring is to dwell in the Lord's land, at all times and at all moments.  To not leave Him at the door today.  To seek Him, even in the seemingly smallest, silliest of moments.  To embrace His forever-presence and constant help.

How else do you leave God at the door?  How do you call upon Him?  When is this the hardest to do? 

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