“We’ve got it all wrong. We’re searching for the very thing pursuing us. We search, we dig, we look. We fret and question, wonder and worry and all along it’s right in front of us, right under our nose. Can you smell the fragrance? It’s enticing in it’s might. Frightening and overwhelming our senses with power and possibility. Drawing us, reminding us of something we used to know and believe but have forgotten somewhere along the way. It’s all around us, pregnant in every day, infusing each moment small and large, ordinary and awesome. It’s God’s ‘yes’. His cosmic smile and nod of the head, his holy high-five, beckoning us to believe. Begging us to take Him at His word. To once and for all let go of fear, worry, pride and strife and just say yes to His yes.
Have you ever felt it? The tug in your conscience of a really big thing? I mean really big. Bigger than you and virtually impossible to pull off? The still small voice that thunders through your being, grips your heart and won’t let it go? I heard it clear as a bell a couple of years ago. Mike and I had been invited to speak at a big meeting for a homeschool organization. They wanted us to speak about the steps we’d taken to raise our daughter into an adult who’d found her purpose and was living it out. Mike and I talked it over and came up with 15 intentional things we’d done as parents and later that week we spoke at the meeting.
So, the morning after the meeting, there I am stretched out on the floor…..