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Be Thankful It's All About The Light
The Blue Lava Lamps in Life
Check out this snare...
Being thankful is important, I would like to reflect on the snares of life while always looking for the light in the dark places.
A pup gets caught, tangled in a chain-link fence. Does he fight with desperation to wiggle free? Does he use every ounce of strength trying to get away from his situation? Was he able to shake himself loose on his own? You be the judge…
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Lava turns to light if our focus of thanksgiving is in the right place!
We are often like the pup stuck in the fence, getting distracted, running full force into something with no real concern or sense of consequence. After, reckless abandon, we can find ourselves caught hanging, even dangling by a slight grip, holding on with everything we have. Often we’re not reckless. We find ourselves caught in the traps of life by unyielding circumstance beyond our control. The fact is, in both situations, those we run into by omission of consequence, and those grabbing hold of us, the truth remains, neither is something we get out of on our own. We’re not always aware that it has nothing to do with luck!
How do we spend the time in between
Waking up to a new day there is an undisclosed allotment of time, so make it matter. It’s mesmerizing sitting in a quiet room, listening or not, yet still being able to hear the ticking of a clock. Closing your eyes, the rhythmic clicks become soothing in their consistency. It’s a known fact that after one click the next will follow, that is unless they stop! We spend time with the questions about time. Here are answers. Time stands still and one day it stops!
We are human; we try to live in the now, but clicks can become overwhelming, at least until it happens. What you ask - until what happens?
The second-hand stops! The rhythmic click is inaudible and there is utter silence. Not the silence of when things get quiet, the silence of not beating, clicking, ticking or breathing. These silences are rare, yet when they happen do we take them for granted?
In moments such as these, we pass the point of fight and struggle, reaching a place of surrender, releasing yourself, to peace. In that place, nothing matters. Here in this space, you are being held, holding you to a point of release and the safety of letting go.
This is it, folks, this time in between is where you meet Him, the Holy Spirit, He is surrounding you and nothing is more amazing; it is. It may feel you're floating in a blue lava lamp, I suggest you go with it because this is a ride you will never forget. A ride you can’t take from your memory, it's with you and you are in awe of the blessing when you get to do that ride again one day. And the best part is you can’t wait!
Be thankful it's time to prepare the way ...
The space in between is practice for the best ride ever
That space in between is where every moment here on earth becomes a practice for the best ride of your life. The ride home to the best reunion ever. The reunion where it matters not what you look like, what you wear or who you are, even what lava you had to get through to get there, because it is not about you, but it’s all about Him.
In, the above video the police officer took a wire cutter setting the pup free. Calming him the whole time, begging him to quiet himself so he could save him. Once the pup settled, the patrolman could grab hold of the snare and clip it away freeing him.
After the pup releases, he ran straight to the one who freed him, wanting to stay right there in the safety of that patrol car. It was a sweet reunion mixed with shock by the patrolman. It’s not like this with true freedom, it’s better.
When released by God, He’s not shocked that we run to His side. Our Father is expecting your snare and God plans for your return to Him. He plans your first surrender and your next. When you put Him on a shelf, and you do—admit it, He moves closer to you. He is calling you and if you listen, for the clicking to stop long enough to let go, there you will find Him.
Once you know He is there, you know He is a forever love. A love that is unconditional and everything He brings to you or allows is for your good. He doesn’t allow things to harm, and He is always sending you His Lava Lamp of light to surround you. It may be blue, it may be pink, it may be green, but it is just for you. Good or bad trust it; He will bring you through it, and praise Him in the storms because His grace is so sufficient.
Give thanks for the time of gathering close to those we love and care about, either in physical presence, phone, Skype, chats or in thought. I propose we all take a minute, an hour, or every minute, depending on where you are, and go to the light, the truth and thank Him. He is waiting, and He's is always there.
His yoke is easy, His burden is light, and He loves you. So how about sending up praise for the guy upstairs? If you go through a lava lamp on the way it’s just Him, the Holy Spirit bringing you into the Godhead, so say hello to Jesus, know it’s because of His sacrifice you woke up today and why there is thanksgiving. Let us praise Him with our actions, with our breath, with our life. It is just a click between here and there; it's how we spend the time in between that's important.
May you be blessed and have a Happy day and be thankful ~ but please take a moment to be and praise Him.
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