I Believe

astronomy-1866822_1280.jpgI believe God spoke.  Light burst forth, burning stars spun into place and all that is seen and unseen was created.  From His Word, everything was made, formed by the breath of His lips.

I believe Papa, Abba God made us, each one of us, every one of the billions of people walking planet earth. Created not out of a need for our worship or service, but out an overflow of HIS Love. Created for joy.  We are.  Created for Love.  Invited into being loved and enjoyed by Him.  Period. For no other reason but just “because HE loves us.”

I believe Jesus, the Son of God, exchanged streets of gold to walk on unpaved roads of dust, born of a virgin teenage mom who dared to say YES to a call she could not understand.  He came to live, to love, walking on a path that led lower still to death on a cross.  He came to pay this love ransom so I could be His.  So YOU could be His.

I believe all of time and eternity kissed on that Cross and what was done was done and is now ours to receive by faith.  ALL of it.  And it is ALL grace.

I believe Holy Spirit lives inside us, infuses strength into weakness, brings forth fruit, delivers gifts and gives us power to walk as Jesus did and enter into the greater things than these. In Him, we are invited to a life of filling and filling again of His goodness, nearness and power.

I believe God still speaks, still heals, still does miracles and everything we read in Scripture is an invitation deeper into His heart and farther out in faith.  I believe apart from abiding, apart from being IN Him I can do nothing.

I believe Jesus is the infallible Word of God and apart from His Spirit our human understanding of His written Word will be academic at best. I believe the Scriptures are true as He is true and in Him are a love letter from heaven and a light unto our path.  And I believe the only Word I truly know is the Word I live out every day.

I believe in His upside down Kingdom where the supernatural is normal and the ordinary holy. Where mysteries embraced become majesties revealed, where the last and the least are the first and greatest and the King of Kings bent low, took a towel and washed filthy feet.  That astounds me still.

Whoever lives in Love, lives in God and God in him.  I believe THAT is my life’s journey and the road into His heart is a narrow unpaved one filled with joy deeper than circumstance and adventure wilder than imagination.

And so I share life and lessons in hope that my messy, bumpy, raw and real wonder-washed journey might become an invitation for you to step out farther into your own.  Because the only journeys that matter always begin deep inside of us.

I believe God brought you here. Yes YOU.  Reading this right now with a wild longing for all of this to be true, to be yours.  You, yes you.  You are cherished by Him, chosen for this moment to become more fully the person are created to be: Wildly Loved. Authentic. Creative. Free.

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