Saturday, August 24, 2013

Courage, trust, vulnerability, and shells.

Sitting still.

Lips sealed.

Mind racing.

You bring hermit crabs to the forefront of my mind.

I smile and remember.

I remember that when a larger shell is placed within their proximity that they will leave what is theirs for the upgrade.

I smile at the beautiful depiction of faith.

You are a Kind Giver.

You speak over my identity and call out courage from my character.

You beckon my trust, and have a long history to attest -- You are worthy to be trusted.

You ask me to leave that which is familiar, comfortable.

The walls that I have built.

That I am actively hiding behind.

You stir in me a curious spirit, one that is thirsty for adventure, and you call me.

You say "My beloved, trust and come."

You ask me to be a daughter that hears and obeys.

I want to be a child that willing leaves.

To willingly leave my darkness.

To be exposed to the light.

To be exposed for what I am.

Good, bad, beautiful, dirty.

To be vulnerable before You.

You remind me of {who} I am.

Chosen, purchased at a great price, redeemed by the love blood of Jesus, worthy.

To rest in the assurance that You are calling me out of the darkness, out of complacency, out of my self, and inviting me to live a larger adventure with You.

Reminding me that the journey will bankrupt me on myself, and acquaint me with The Way of Jesus.

Whispering to me softly of the goodness the awaits in the upgrade.

Fullness and life {with} You.

To be with You.

The decision is before me.

I hold my breathe and fight back fear.

May I {always} choose courage.

May I {trust} you with my fear.

May I {expose} my heart and faith to Your light.

May I love you more than the upgrade you are calling me to.

Xo, kel