Tuesday, July 17, 2018

No Trespassing

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.
Walt Whitman

Aren't all the great breakthroughs of history a sort of trespassing? A disregard of stated barriers to reach a new discovery, a new land, or a new people? You may have heard people say something like, "Well, God shut that door and so I knew that this just wasn't His plan for my life." 

Phooey on that!

He is the God who shuts the mouths of lions, drops giants with a stone, parts the waters, flattens city walls, wipes out armies by His hand, and walks within the fiery furnace. He is the God who meets us on the battlefield and forgives us even as He hangs on a cross.

He is the God who makes a way, even when there seems to be no way. When we walk with Him, nothing is bigger.

In a conversation with our friends yesterday, Kayci & Shawn, Kellie and I were reminded of a line shouted by Frank in the movie, As Good as it Gets, with Jack Nicholson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Hunt, & Greg Kinnear. 
You may think you can intimidate 
the whole world with your 
attitude, but I grew up in Hell. 
My grandmother had more attitude. 
You don't intimidate me.
God can make a way from our brokenness. Those hard experiences that we remember can ready you to face greater things ahead. When we know where we've come from, who created us, and what we've already overcome, then we can rip down the "No Tresspassing" sign that seeks to block our way.

So did Aleksandra and I hop that fence? It would be an admission of a felony if I said that we did, and so I'll leave it to you to guess. There are barriers that should remain uncrossed. The wisdom is discerning the difference.

Perhaps you've been on a journey since you were born... yes, I see that. Walk with God and claim your territory. You can't tresspass on your Father's land.

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