Mountain Top Reflections On Grit and Holiness
You see, when we are created to be made in the very image of God, we reflect beauty and qualities that are only seen in the heart of our Heavenly Father. To love the unlovely, the unjust, the outcasts and the people that rub you up the wrong way. God loved me when I hated Him, so how can we expect to do anything less? The very heart and image of God is to love without boundaries and live with the expectation of miraculous outpourings of grace and mercy, to live unconventionally not according to the traditions of men but to follow the very heartbeat of God, throwing logic and plans out the window and allowing yourself to be carried by the wind.The very breath of God moves the oceans across the world and sustains countless life sources, how then is it so difficult for us to relent and lean in too, and feel the very wind of his spirit prompting us into unknown?
We are free, purchased and liberated from the bondage of all the things that held us down and yet we are so content to sit and wait for life to come to us. When Jesus said I have come that they may have life and have life in abundance, I’m not sure we’ve necessarily understood the full parallel of what that means and looks like in our lives. If we look at how abundantly he lived his life, never having somewhere to lay his head, never knowing where he was going to sleep and eat, no security or plans and yet everyday he would seek his fathers face and ask for instructions for the day and he never went without. I mean yes, Jesus is the creator of all the universe, he could do whatever he wanted but he didn’t. Scripture tells us that he only did what His father told him to do, said what he told him to say and was unashamedly who he was born to be, made in the very image of his father, reflecting the heart of his family and reached out to the scoundrels of society. Jesus was carried by the wind, the very breath and voice of His father and so must we.