Wednesday, 19 October 2011
By Bonnie at Faith Barista
Sometimes, we try to be as low-maintenance as possible with God. God replies, What I want is to love you.
It was my first job as a rookie out of college.
I was receiving a laptop to use for business trips. I couldn’t believe it.
Not only did I get a computer on my desk. They were going to give me to carry when I travel!
I started browsing an online catalog for a laptop case, wondering which how much the company would be willing to reimburse me.
I spent all my time comparing the least expensive options, going back and forth between a handful.
When I finally got to sit across my boss for a weekly 1-1 meeting, I saved my laptop question for the end.
How much would the company reimburse me to buy a new carrying case?
“Pick whichever one you want.”
Here I was, worrying whether I could get the case with the extra deep pockets, made out of ballistic nylon – when all along: I was free to choose.
Sometimes, we don’t ask because we don’t think we won’t receive.Maybe
We don’t want to be a bother to God.
We mistake contentment for no-maintenance needed.
Maybe God will get tired of me.
Maybe I’ll be too much trouble for Him.
God wants more than someone who is low-maintenance.
God loves us.
His heart longs for hear us call to Him.
His shoulders are broad enough to carry us and our baggage.
He chose us because He wants to free us from our burdens.
Not just once.
Not just twice.
Not even for just the big things. But, especially the small things.
God is a loving Father. We know that in our heads, but how to experience in our everyday lives?
It takes faith, but there no other way around it. We invite God into the deepest part of our hearts.
Where we are shy with everyone else, but not with Him.
“So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.” Hebrews 4:16 (The Message)
If you didn’t worry about being high maintenance with God, what would you you ask Him?