Monday, October 22, 2007

A pattern of Lily's - Oh Captain, my Captain


Lilybean is 4 years old. She runs, jumps, falls, vanishes, reappears, calculates, meditates, rummages, leaps, camouflages, and ambushes - all by 7:45am.

She never stops, never waits, never grows tired, never surrenders, and never calculates consequences. If ever a child exemplified carpe diem, it's Lilybean.

So today I ran across a post on a BBS I frequent talking about the call of God on our lives. Do we wait for the next level or do we take it there.

I read all the responses and all the pandering to one another's spiritual egos before realizing that they were all full of it. They are scared to move, and they call it God. They are afraid to step out of the boat, and they call it faithfulness to God.

They all agree.

I don't.

Is 30:21
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." (Notice that God's voice is behind you, implying that at some point in your walk/ministry, you have to take some sort of lead initiative. God's got your back, He gave you armor for the front.)

I believe that God requires movement. Faith require motion, action.

Now, there are plenty of examples of waiting as well and doing nothing. However, most of the time God told them to wait, so still, even the waiting was action.

Here is the way I look at it, if I'm going to err, it will be on the side of action...not inaction. God promises that if I go left, and He meant right - then He will correct me. If I sit at the crossroads, I'm guessing He will take the talent that I hid and give that to someone who made theirs grow.

Lilybean, once again paints me a picture of what my life oughta be, in the midst of what it is....and I am shamed.

So rock on lil girl......rock on. I'll try to keep up.

1 comment:

DanaLynn said...

First off, I love Dead Poet's Society and "Oh Captain, My Captain." Second, what an interesting message, especially about how God has your BACK. Third, this is even better since it was inspired by Lily.