Thursday, October 14, 2010
When God Stops Running
I loved the books by Tommy Tenney that talked about "following hard" after God. They started me on a journey into His heart from which I have never returned.
Somewhere along that journey, I realized that sometimes I run out of steam. Sometimes I can't follow hard. Sometimes I stop believing.
And then I found out something amazing. He stops moving.
Imagine running beside Jesus, through a mighty wind and rain. You are both dressed in battle gear, ready for war. Ready for the War on Religion. Ready for the Love War. And you lose strength. He does not run ahead of you though, but stops. Turns. Lifts you by the shoulders.
He looks into your eyes and all you can see is peace. Peace in the storm. And you realize that He is not in a rush at all. He will wait there, seeing right into your soul, right into your very core, for as long as it takes.