If the first blog of the year (besides a happy New Year blog) is expected to be profound and life transforming, then I'm under tremendous pressure to 'perform.' However, if it's simply meant to convey a profound truth that I'm learning, then that's a relatively easy task since I'm learning new things every single day. I recently read the newsletter of a friend of mine (I should inform you that this friend has quite a way with words), and he painted such a picture with his words as to transport me to Southern California, to an idyllic spot beside the Queen Mary. He likened the QM to a Christian who had been created to "sail the vast oceans" yet had settled for being moored by the shore. He went on to say:
- Joshua didn't assume that the sun couldn't stand still
- Elisha didn't assume that an iron axe head couldn't float
- Peter didn't assume that men can't walk on water
- Mary didn't assume that virgins couldn't get pregnant
- Andrew didn't assume that 5000 people couldn't be fed by 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish
- Abraham didn't assume that 90-year-old women couldn't have babies
What assumptions have you made that might be keeping you from experiencing God's purpose?