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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No Contingent Love

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This picture is the bridge where Don Piper says he died and went to heaven in his book Ninety Minutes in Heaven. It's right here in Trinity, Texas. I wonder about his story as I stare down the path as thought the Holy Spirit were still waiting there to tell someone else a profound mystery. Do I know if Don's vision was true? No. I do know, however, that it made him grateful. That's where I am at right now.

I am grateful. 

I stared at a picture from the New Orleans' mission trip and it made me thank God. There were concrete steps leading up to a house that wasn't there. Can you imagine? I don't have a home and I am grateful. 

Leaning on the generosity and kindness of the saints is a truly humbling thing. He has called us to pursue something though. There are times in my life that things I have loved have gotten ruined or lost. People have been taken away. Those times of loss change us. The letting go is a spiritual experience. It teaches us to embrace relationship over any thing of worth or any sting of death. 
I am grateful to have let go of my own vision and plan to desperately follow after the path God has lain out for us. I am grateful to have nothing and be forced to rely on God in a way I may never experience otherwise.

Is there something that you need to let go of today in order to pursue relationship with others? With Christ?

Would what you are holding onto glorify Christ more if you allowed it to slip from your hand?







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3 comments:

nicole's nickel said...

I miss you! Looking forward to a girls night out! Love, Nicole

Terri Boyd said...

Stephanie, Thank you for always giving me something to contemplate when I read your site. Blessings to you and your family. Terri B

Terri Boyd said...

Stephanie, Thank you for always giving me something to contemplate when I read your site. Blessings to you and your family. Terri B