To Give It All
After The Storm by Mumford & Sons (this song leads off this Hub for a reason)
Note From The Author
We have many faces; some are happy, some concerned, some lost, but behind everyone person is a story of who they are and more importantly who they can become.
We experience storms that take us down and shake us to our core. I am sure you have been there on life's ride of bewilderment and experience. Change is inevitable; it comes regardless of desire. When it grabs one into a drastic funnel beyond control, it's not uncommon to tremble. The details of our experience are not always necessary, and the gravity and graphic nature would be of no service to everyone. However, the reality is we will share in particular moments of touch points, and you will know when those are, there will be undeniable coercion to share when the time is right.
After such storms at least for me, we come to realize that no matter what, life goes on and everything has a purpose. I hope this piece reaches someone for I feel it was only by God’s Grace that we can share our touchpoints. If you are in a nightmare maybe consider giving your life over in surrender to a loving God, a Father who loves unconditionally. What do you have to lose?
He Asks for Us to Give Our All
God asks for us to give our all and yet we express our grief and share our disdain about our faith response in our pits of darkness. We succumb to the reality of our inability to release our human abandon, or at the least, we tend to buckle when in our trials and storms. We are cognizant all the while of our guilt, our inability to recognize the things that hold us back from complete surrender. In these moments of complete brokenness, our soul is porous, and we must fight with great courage to be open to the control and direction of our loving God. To give levity in such a situation makes it bearable, yet the reality of the harsh conditions remain.
When in the fire we must work not to allow the burn to resemble fake warmth? For the evil that seeps into our lives is quiet and sneaky, manipulative and often underhanded. It takes up residence alongside our truth; it is in disguise with its understated tactics. We are often hand in hand with that which keeps us from our ultimate cleansing.
Yes, sin lives in our being, and we are right to feel the guilt that reminds us of its presence., "I give it all" has no clarity, the answer of perfecting this position is never, to begin with, the word I, but a complete recognition that ultimate control is not to be ours.
God is in control, and His divine grace saves us in our circumstance. Mercy and blessings come from above regardless of merit.
To be a child of God is a calling for all of us and we don't need to be perfect for responding. You become clean by His love and grace, so come as you are He is waiting. Never compare yourself to the perfections or imperfections of others.
The closer you come to God's desires for your life the more you may feel the attacks, but it is worth it. Often this choice may not feel like an honor, but rather a curse. Remember in the tight spots, He is with you, holding you. Everything that is worth fighting has its journey. God reveals knowledge along the way, this revelation comes when we are submissive to His call.
When we fall victim to our difficult situations, we must try to relish the opportunity to experience sanctification by the loving and bold hand of God. We live in a time of great spiritual warfare. Not one of us is free to dodge this call to service.
We must be careful to remember experiences are for the glorification of our creator. Placing I, or Me, or even, We, above that of the desires of God, we come in contact with guilt. That is the moment to call out in surrender, asking for complete forgiveness, and yes for that clarity which only Our Lord can provide.
Once again He holds us tight, and He is all we need, so why do we stumble on our way to Him. Perhaps it's that instinct to put the I, Me, We, before Him. Why not stand firm in the promises of the cross and go readily to Him who gave it all?
I Gave You All by Mumford & Sons
Suggested Biblical Readings
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
© 2013 Kathy Henderson