Tuesday, May 10, 2011
So, I suppose it's only natural that God would look down and say, "Those two aren't particularly limber, let Me see what I can do about that." And, thus enters the last year of our lives. God has put us through His own set of stretches as He has exercised us in ministry, marriage, family, and relationships these last 12+ months.
We truly want to follow the Lord and so we voluntarily sign up for God's workout class, sit down to stretch, feel the uncomfortableness in our muscles and hesitate. "Feel that? See, we're really workin' it here, God!"
He walks over and gently presses down on our back to make the stretch a little deeper. "Whoa! That's far enough, God! That's a little more uncomfortable than I had expected!" We start to get that little panicky feeling like our hamstrings(/hearts) are surely going to snap any second, but to our surprise they don't, and after the initial panic subside it starts to feel more comfortable.
But, even though God is teaching me to be a more flexible person, don't ask me (or Andrew) to do the splits, it's just not gonna happen here on earth.