Time critical: Celebrate the Temporary
It seems a bit odd that God would have the 7th of His 7 feasts so focused upon the temporary...on the journey.
Biblically, 7's are always a big deal to God. Like a flag waving, 'Hey! Look here!'
So why is THE culmination of God's 7 annual feasts (Tabernacles) a massive party in tents? A time to remember when things were so transitional and temporary?
What's with that?
It takes us back to when our parents in the faith KNEW that they were only 'camping out' in any place and at any time UNTIL His Presence moved:
When He moved - they moved.
His Presence was the center point and anchored all life, direction, decision, change and community.
There was no delusion that they could get by alone by simply working harder.
Maybe, just maybe, He's calling us right now to come off 'the wheel' of driven routines and our attempts to maintain the 'permanent' things we're so desperate to protect?
Maybe, He calls us to be purposely mindful and celebrate what we have in Him and from Him.
To remember that everything else is temporary.
So...how is your 'hamster wheel' going?
Obligations, compulsions and habits can keep us from attending to the moments when His Glory breaks in.
Flashing moments of Glory encounters when we remember Who is permanent and what is not.
Times we realize, as Einstein said, that not everything that can be counted, counts.
And not everything that counts can be counted.
When the Word became flesh and 'tabernacled' with us, He was not like a guru hiding in a cave waiting for the world to find Him.
He was on the move.
Faith was not tied to a permanent structure but a decision to stay in motion with the Mover.
So in this time, God's 7th appointed feast of 7 days...Be wise.
Make the time: Break the cycle. Celebrate the temporary!
And stay in motion with the Mover.
PS: Remember those in prayer on assignment this day:
Cuba - Debbie, Anne, Sharon, Yoelquis;
Wash DC - Abigail, Esther, Tara, Susan, Lauren, Jon, Sarah and Isaac. (Billy Joe and Ruthie are there also!!!)
PSS: This morning I watched the replay from last night. (Don't usually do that.) Despite my oh so many and obvious failings as a presenter, God was all over that word. Watch, ponder, and allow Him to get the traction in you that He's calling upon.
Full replay, click here.