MMM! I have to confess I have so many thoughts that this may go over the 60 Second Laine.
I was riding my bike in the rain and I felt like a little girl. It was an adventure!
When I was younger with umbrella in hand I would sing and dance in the rain. I love adventure! I actually felt like Mary Poppins once when the wind lifted me off the sidewalk (at bit, really!).
But one day as I played at the park the rain came and I hid under a shelter house where the slide was. The rain will pass and I'll run home. Only the Chicago storms would start calm and turn to golf ball size hail. Yikes I got so scared as it got darker. I'm gonna have to suck it up and run the two blocks home and hopefully not get hurt. Oh God help me I need to get home and I'm scared. God please, please!
That day I did get home and I wasn't hurt but I realized my adventure turned scary.
In life the ups and downs make can make us feel overwhelmed. Here is the deal. The heightened awareness that only God can give us helps us get through them.
I've been sort of training myself when the storms arise to ask myself "Is Jesus Real and how right now?" I asked that today when someone was difficult to deal with. Jesus you ask me to treat others the way I would want to be treated. Well if I was having a bad day wouldn't I want someone to forgive me by giving me grace? Jesus is so real, he is here helping me to be patient. Jesus my provider.
A leper goes to Jesus and says "If you are willing you can make me clean." The Lord "I am willing Be clean!" The man was made clean.
We can ask ourselves "What in my life can Jesus help me clean up."
I was thinking about the word "clean". Things like addictions, worry, negative thinking...all things that Jesus can help clean up.
I am captivated today as I read this passage "Jesus is willing". He is willing! Wow! When I need help I can go to Jesus, he won't ignore me, he is willing. Countless times I have done just that...it makes Jesus real and he is constantly helping. Jesus is real. He is my healer. (healer has so much meaning. It's not always a sickness, it includes, grieving, brokenness, broken-hearted.)
Spring...a time to do some cleaning! Ask Jesus to help you...for His namesake. No other reason. For Him. Do it for Him? #kneel,ask,receive,touch,love,mercy,clean,thank
All of this insight was whirling in my head on my bike ride. Now I have come full circle and I suggest also that you go for a bike ride. Find a hill to go down and soar!