New jogging shoes
"That's it!" I feel like shouting the way Lucy does in Charlie Brown's Christmas when Schroeder finally play Jingle Bells the way she had envisioned . . . but that IS it: My Lord Jesus has called me to keep walking the path with Him . . . and I don't want to stop walking with him - I don't want to camp out where I'm at in my relationship with Him because I'm not willing to wear new shoes. And that means more dying to self because
* some of my perceptions are off: For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ 1 Corin. 2:16
* I've believed a lie: Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5
* my ways of dealing with people/things not working anymore. They are not life giving. But on the contrary blessing, knowing that to this you were called, that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9b
And so it is on the road of life - the path with Jesus . . . your shoes are going to wear out . . there is time to put new ones on and when you do, there is going to be some pain. That describes what been going on in this daily offering my heart to the Lord. This new physical place God has brought me to and all the challenges here in the natural with are a tool in the hand of God to bring stuff out of me . . . I've got to put on my new jogging shoes & enjoy the new view!