A repeated question for generations most likely has been,
“is this all there is?”
Please God, tell me there is more?
When you decide to open the pages of God’s dictionary you will be enlightened to his secrets and mysteries. The few who move into this categorical level of spiritual maturity are raising the bar of their own future. It is shameful how many Christians choose not to venture into his society of judiciousness and advisability. (Wisdom of God, 1 Cor. 1:24)
What you don’t know, God will teach you. (Rabboni: teacher, John 20:16)
What you do know he will change, re-arrange or throw out all -together.
You may experience the unthinkable. Lose friends. Lose family.
You may find yourself getting out of the boat while others call you crazy.
You may find yourself alone for very long periods of time. And while you are alone the devil slips in and kicks you while you are down.
Expect to be misunderstood, misinterpreted and considered blasphemous.
Expect to be hated, called names and laughed at.
Expect to be seen as Caiaphas’s long lost relative.
While we all want more, the process to finding it is the answer. During this journey we can hear God in our isolation. (Comforter, John 14:26) Being alone drives us closer to Him. Pitching our busyness for quiet tranquility with Jesus builds our character, gives us his strength and opens doors to his world. (Door, John 10:7, Strength, Jeremiah 16:19, Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6)
Falling to our knees in humility and confession God sheds his awesome love over us like the good shepherd that he is. (Chief Shepherd, 1 Peter 5:4, John 10:11)
Isolated conquests can become public triumphs.
Isolated wins can become shared successes.
You are back in class without lunch or recess.
You are placed in real-life circumstances as visual aids.
You are led by the Holy Spirit who grades your papers after being tossed to the bullies.
You arrive clothed in ignorance and uncultivated barbarism.
You are stripped of all things “self” only to be “robed” in all things God.
Class never ends. Forget receiving a cap and gown.
God awards “Crowns of Gold” and Eternity fringe benefits.
(Heir of all Things, Hebrews 1:2)